International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Work Attitudes as Predictors of Job Satisfaction among Academic Teachers
Anetta Jaworska, Ewa Murawska, Tomasz Maliszewski, Danuta Apanel, Grażyna Durka

The article presents the results of a research on the possibilities of explaining job satisfaction of academic teachers in Poland. Hierarchical multiple regression analysis was applied. The aim of the research was to examine the importance and strength of autotelic and normative work attitudes in explaining subjective job satisfaction of teachers in the area of teaching, research and organization. The research covered a group of 367 academics working in universities in Northern Poland. The research has shown that job satisfaction of academic teachers can be explained to a greater extent by the work attitude they present rather than by the social support received and the atmosphere at work. It turned out, however, that this applies only to job satisfaction in the field of teaching and research. In the case of organizational work, the level of satisfaction with its performance proved to be dependent more on interpersonal relationships in the workplace.

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