EMPIRICAL ANALYSIS OF THE FACTORS AFFECTING JOB SATISFACTION OF THE ACADEMIC PROFESSIONALS IN TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS IN NIGERIA (A CASE STUDY OF LAGOS STATE POLYTECHNIC).

                       Abstract
Job satisfaction is a crucial factor that determines retention of employees in all industries. In the 21st century, with the abundance of job opportunities available to employees, a constant challenge faced by upper management is in the retention of existing employees. Job satisfaction is defined as a general behavior towards an object or job (Okpara, 2006). Locke (1976) defined job satisfaction as a positive or pleasant emotional state resulting from a person’s appreciation of his/her own job or experience. Researchers have identified a non-exhaustive list of factors that determine job satisfaction which include, What factors contribute to job satisfaction? How can we motivate employees towards their work assignments? These questions remained the core area of interest of many scholars and parishioners. Reason being, job satisfaction and work motivation have strong bearing on performance (Iaffaldano and Muchinsky, 1985; VanKnippenberg, 2000). In this regard, this study was conducted to analyze the factors affecting job satisfaction of the academic professionals in tertiary institutions in Nigeria using lagos state polytechnic as a case of study. Although extensive research has been done on job satisfaction, the current study is specific in nature as its objectives are not only to determine factors affecting job satisfaction among academicians, but also to identify how the impact of these factors differ among generations and gender. A quantitative research using a survey questionnaire was used as it is believed that perceptions are best identified through this means.
A descriptive research design was conducted and the study mainly employed AutoRegressive (AR) time series analysis to analysis the data collected.
Key words: Job satisfaction, Reward and Recognition, Satisfaction with supervision, Work itself, Intrinsic motivation.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Title page........i
Approval page.......ii
Dedication.......iii
Acknowledgement......iv
Abstract........v
Table of contents......vi
CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION 
1.1Background of the study.....1
1.2Statement of the problem....3
1.3Objectives of the study.....4
1.4Significance of the study .....5
1.5Research questions......6
1.6Scope or limitations......7
1.7Definition of terms......8
CHAPTER TWO: LITERATURE REVIEW
2.1Introduction .......10
2.2Theoretical Background.....14
2.3Job Satisfaction...14
2.4Importance Of Job Satisfaction To Academic Employees.17
2.5Motivation and Job Satisfaction..20
2.6Theories of Motivation.22
2.7Hagedorn’s Conceptual Framework forAcademic Job Satisfaction......29
2.8Factors Influencing Job Satisfaction..30
2.9Factors Affecting Job Satisfaction outside the Institution 34
2.9.1 Challenges Associated With Job Satisfaction.37
2.10The Influence of Job Satisfaction on   Employee Performance
2.10.1 Benefits of Job Satisfaction....39

CHAPTER THREE: RESEARCH METHOD
3.1Research design......46
3.2Area of the study......46
3.3Population of the study.....47
3.4Sample of the study......48
3.5Anonymity and Confidentiality....49
3.6Ethical Considerations.....49
3.7Method of Data Collection....49
3.8Instrument of Data Collection....50
3.9Problem of Methodology....51
3.10Validity and Reliability Of Instrument..51
3.10.1 Method of Data Analysis....52
CHAPTER FOUR: DATA PRESENTATION AND ANALYSIS
4.1Presentation of data......54
4.2Analysis of data......55
4.3Discussion of findings .....84
CHAPTER FIVE: SUMMARY CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
5.1Summary of findings.....89
5.2Conclusion.......90
5.3Recommendations ......92
Bibliography 
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Research, A. (2018). EMPIRICAL ANALYSIS OF THE FACTORS AFFECTING JOB SATISFACTION OF THE ACADEMIC PROFESSIONALS IN TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS IN NIGERIA (A CASE STUDY OF LAGOS STATE POLYTECHNIC).. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/empirical-analysis-of-the-factors-affecting-job-satisfaction-of-the-academic-professionals-in-tertiary-institutions-in-nigeria-a-case-study-of-lagos-state-polytechnic-6776

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Research, Afri "EMPIRICAL ANALYSIS OF THE FACTORS AFFECTING JOB SATISFACTION OF THE ACADEMIC PROFESSIONALS IN TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS IN NIGERIA (A CASE STUDY OF LAGOS STATE POLYTECHNIC)." Afribary. Afribary, 29 Jan. 2018, https://afribary.com/works/empirical-analysis-of-the-factors-affecting-job-satisfaction-of-the-academic-professionals-in-tertiary-institutions-in-nigeria-a-case-study-of-lagos-state-polytechnic-6776. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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Research, Afri . "EMPIRICAL ANALYSIS OF THE FACTORS AFFECTING JOB SATISFACTION OF THE ACADEMIC PROFESSIONALS IN TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS IN NIGERIA (A CASE STUDY OF LAGOS STATE POLYTECHNIC).". Afribary, Afribary, 29 Jan. 2018. Web. 13 Jun. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/empirical-analysis-of-the-factors-affecting-job-satisfaction-of-the-academic-professionals-in-tertiary-institutions-in-nigeria-a-case-study-of-lagos-state-polytechnic-6776 >.

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Research, Afri . "EMPIRICAL ANALYSIS OF THE FACTORS AFFECTING JOB SATISFACTION OF THE ACADEMIC PROFESSIONALS IN TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS IN NIGERIA (A CASE STUDY OF LAGOS STATE POLYTECHNIC)." Afribary (2018). Accessed June 13, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/empirical-analysis-of-the-factors-affecting-job-satisfaction-of-the-academic-professionals-in-tertiary-institutions-in-nigeria-a-case-study-of-lagos-state-polytechnic-6776