Barli, Önder; Kurt, Şeref; Çabuk, Yıldız
January 2005
Ekev Academic Review;Winter2005, Vol. 9 Issue 22, p27
Academic Journal
The objective of this paper is to analyze the effects of education level and employment in One's own field of education on job satisfaction. The relationships between these variables were tested in connection with two hypotheses: i) Education level adversely affects job satisfaction if working conditions are inferior, and ii) Employment in one's own field of education positively affects job satisfaction. The study was conducted on 514 workers working in forest industries. 308 questionnaires were evaluated. In conclusion, a significant negative relation was found between job satisfaction and education level when working conditions are poor. As for the second hypothesis, a positive relation was found between job satisfaction and working in one's own field of education. The results suggest that vocational education in Turkey should be supported, and managers should employ workers who are trained for and interested in the area of activity of their businesses. At the same time, it is known that working conditions are not favorable in many sectors in Turkey. Yet, as the study suggests, management should find ways to develop working conditions in parallel to education level of their staff.


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