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An analysis of factors affecting job satisfaction of women in paid employment in Benin City

FN Ofuani

Abstract


This study examined the job satisfaction of women in paid employment in Benin City. The purpose of this study was to find out whether women in paid employment are satisfied with their jobs or not and to establish the effects of marital status, experience, academic qualification and relationship with superior officers of the women on their perception of job satisfaction. A sample of two hundred women was selected using the stratified random sampling and the data instrument was a questionnaire called „Job Satisfaction of Women in Paid Employment Questionnaire (J.S.W.P.E.Q). Data collected were analysed using the t-test. The result of the study revealed that marital status, experience, academic qualification and relationship with superior officers had no significant effect on the job satisfaction of women in paid employment in Benin City. It is recommended that women should be given opportunities to hold positions of responsibility and conducive atmosphere should be created for them at their work places.

Key Words: Women, Job Satisfaction, Employment, Stereotype, Benin City.



http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ejc.v3i1.52690
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