Investigating the factors associated with job satisfaction of construction workers in South Australia

Hosseini, M. Reza, Chileshe, Nicholas and Zillante, George 2014, Investigating the factors associated with job satisfaction of construction workers in South Australia, Australasian journal of construction economics and building, vol. 14, no. 3, pp. 1-17, doi: 10.5130/ajceb.v14i3.4154.

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Title Investigating the factors associated with job satisfaction of construction workers in South Australia
Author(s) Hosseini, M. RezaORCID iD for Hosseini, M. Reza orcid.org/0000-0001-8675-736X
Chileshe, Nicholas
Zillante, George
Journal name Australasian journal of construction economics and building
Volume number 14
Issue number 3
Start page 1
End page 17
Total pages 17
Publisher Australian Institute of Quantily Surveyors
Place of publication Deakin, A.C.T.
Publication date 2014
ISSN 1835-6354
1837-9133
Keyword(s) Job satisfaction
workers
age
construction industry
South Australia
Summary The purpose of this paper is twofold. Firstly, its aim is to ascertain the major aspects of job satisfaction for South Australian construction workers including the main ramifications of job satisfaction in the working environment. Secondly, it investigates the influence of key age-related factors i.e. chronological age, organisational age and length of service on major aspects of job satisfaction. The collected data for this study comprised 72 questionnaires completed by construction practitioners working at operational levels in the South Australian construction industry. Based on the responses from the target group, this study deduced that job dissatisfaction was predominantly related to the adverse impact on personal health and quality of life. In addition, indifference and the perception of dejection in the workplace are the main consequences of low levels of job satisfaction. Inferential analyses revealed that none of the age-related factors could significantly affect the major aspects of job satisfaction of construction workers in the South Australian context. The study concludes with providing practical suggestions for redesigning human resources practices for increasing the level of job satisfaction within the South Australian construction industry.
Language eng
DOI 10.5130/ajceb.v14i3.4154
Field of Research 120201 Building Construction Management and Project Planning
Socio Economic Objective 970112 Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2014, Australian Institute of Quantily Surveyors
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Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Architecture and Built Environment
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