AN ANALYSIS OF LEVEL OF JOB SATISFACTION OF THE PROFESSORS IN HIGHER EDUCATION
Guarda Polytechnic Institute (PORTUGAL)
About this paper:
Appears in: INTED2013 Proceedings
Publication year: 2013
Conference name: 7th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 4-5 March, 2013
Location: Valencia, Spain
Abstract:This research investigates the level of job satisfaction of the professors in institutions of higher education through the education for sustainable development. Understand and ensure the effectiveness and act efficiently in the sudden processes of changes that higher education is facing, leads to the need to do it in a sustainable development way. As Jobbins (2006) states higher education is an essential weapon in the battle against poverty; the gains of investing in citizens’ higher education are not solely or even largely personal, but accrue to the society at large; countries whose universities are neglected will be left behind.
In this context, the main objective of the research is to develop an awareness of the complexities involved in job satisfaction in higher education, but this is dependent of understanding the idea of sustainable development in higher education in Portugal and European Union. This will allow to critically evaluating differences in management of human resources in institutions of higher education by identifying practices and experiences that show the level of job satisfaction of the professor.
This paper provides valuable empirical evidence in the level of job satisfaction of the professor as a concerned to the human resources management in institutions of higher education through the education for sustainable development policy. Indeed, it promotes the awareness of the complexities involved in job satisfaction in higher education and allowing that human resources management uses this information in the institutions to satisfy the teaching and researching needs of the professor through offering maximum benefit but with limited resources, because everybody has a place in a collaboration and constructive environment.
Keywords: Accounting; job satisfaction; higher education