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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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Title The degree of job satisfaction experienced by site-based construction professionals
Author(s) Davies, Hilary
Hassett, Ben
Conference name Australian University Building Educators Association. Conference (31st : 2006 : Sydney, N.S.W.)
Conference location Sydney, N.S.W.
Conference dates 11-14 July 2006
Title of proceedings AUBEA 2006: Proceedings of the 31st Australian University Building Educators Association Annual Conference
Editor(s) Runeson, Goran
Best, Rick
Publication date 2006
Conference series Australian University Building Educators Association Conference
Start page 1
End page 13
Publisher University of Technology
Place of publication Sydney, N.S.W.
Summary 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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ISBN 097753250X
9780977532506
Language eng
Field of Research 120201 Building Construction Management and Project Planning
Socio Economic Objective 970112 Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
Copyright notice ©2006, AUBEA
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30005959

Document type: Conference Paper
Collections: School of Architecture and Built Environment
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