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Job Satisfaction: Comparative Analysis of Rural and Urban Government School Teachers


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The study entitled “Job satisfaction: Comparative analysis of rural and urban government school teachers” was undertaken with objectives to study the level of job satisfaction of government school teachers and to find out the mean score of difference of rural and urban respondents under dimension of Herzberg's Motivation (intrinsic) and hygiene (extrinsic) two factor. The study was conducted in schools randomly selected from one rural block namely Pakkowal and one urban block Ludhiana-East of Ludhiana district of Punjab. Results of the study shows that majority of the teachers were female in middle adulthood stage of life, married, and were graduate with B.Ed. degrees. Results further revealed that rural teachers are more satisfied with intrinsic factors like 'Scope for Professional growth' and 'Work itself' as compared to urban teachers. Whereas urban teachers are more satisfied with extrinsic factors like 'Fringe benefits' and 'Management policies and set up' as compared to rural teachers. But satisfaction level in case of extrinsic factors are at medium level. Results further elucidate that majority of respondents from both urban and rural area are moderately satisfied with their job.

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Job Satisfaction, Intrinsic, Extrinsic, Motivation, Hygiene.
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Swati Garbyal
Department of Extension Education and Communication management, PAU, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
Sukhjeet Kaur
Department of Extension Education and Communication management, PAU, Ludhiana, Punjab, India

Abstract


The study entitled “Job satisfaction: Comparative analysis of rural and urban government school teachers” was undertaken with objectives to study the level of job satisfaction of government school teachers and to find out the mean score of difference of rural and urban respondents under dimension of Herzberg's Motivation (intrinsic) and hygiene (extrinsic) two factor. The study was conducted in schools randomly selected from one rural block namely Pakkowal and one urban block Ludhiana-East of Ludhiana district of Punjab. Results of the study shows that majority of the teachers were female in middle adulthood stage of life, married, and were graduate with B.Ed. degrees. Results further revealed that rural teachers are more satisfied with intrinsic factors like 'Scope for Professional growth' and 'Work itself' as compared to urban teachers. Whereas urban teachers are more satisfied with extrinsic factors like 'Fringe benefits' and 'Management policies and set up' as compared to rural teachers. But satisfaction level in case of extrinsic factors are at medium level. Results further elucidate that majority of respondents from both urban and rural area are moderately satisfied with their job.

Keywords


Job Satisfaction, Intrinsic, Extrinsic, Motivation, Hygiene.