The degree of job satisfaction experienced by site-based construction professionals
Davies, Hilary and Hassett, Ben 2006, The degree of job satisfaction experienced by site-based construction professionals, in AUBEA 2006: Proceedings of the 31st Australian University Building Educators Association Annual Conference, University of Technology, Sydney, N.S.W., pp. 1-13.
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AUBEA 2006: Proceedings of the 31st Australian University Building Educators Association Annual Conference
Runeson, Goran Best, Rick
Australian University Building Educators Association Conference
University of Technology
Place of publication
The construction industry worldwide is having problems attracting and retaining skilled workers. This study analyses a series of factors affecting job satisfaction of site-based construction professionals employed in medium to large scale metropolitan construction firms in Melbourne, Australia. The industry survey carried out identified salary as the strongest determinant of job satisfaction. However, many respondents reported being dissatisfied with pay levels when compared to other industries and the number of work hours expected. The greatest causes of dissatisfaction were related to difficulties in maintaining a work-life balance. The indicator "Variety, interest and challenge" was the most frequently cited positive aspect of a career in construction. Given the shortage of skilled construction workers in Australia, it is important for companies to maximise the retention of site-based construction professionals and ensure that key job satisfaction indicators are met.
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Field of Research
120201 Building Construction Management and Project Planning
Socio Economic Objective
970112 Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design
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