SDÜ İktisadi ve İdari Bilimler Fakültesi Dergisi, Cilt 14, Sayı 1 (2009)

THE EFFECT OF INDIVIDUAL CAREER PLANNING ON JOB SATISFACTION: A COMPARATIVE STUDY ON ACADEMIC AND ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

Murat KAYALAR, N. Metin ÖZMUTAF

Özet


It is clear that the future is uncertain for humankinds. Hence, individuals try to forecast and plan the future. Individual career planning is an important way of securing life. A career plan would help an employee to feel comfortable in his/her job and will directly affect job satisfaction. This study aims to investigate the relationship between individual career planning and job satisfaction for two types of university workers – academic and administrative staff. It was also aimed to understand whether individual career planning influence productivity, motivation, loyalty and other variables positively for both groups. While academic staff represents the group of which career path is open, administrative staff represents the group of which career path is partially closed. The questionnaire has been distributed to Suleyman Demirel University and Ege University academic and administrative staff. Statistical analyses have been conducted and the findings have been discussed in the paper.
Individual Career Planning, Job Satisfaction, Academic staff, Administrative staff.

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