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Job satisfaction around the academic world

Author: Peter James Bentley
Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer, [2013]
Series: The changing academy: the changing academic profession in international comparative perspective, 7
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Systemic variations between states imply a more complex academic culture than the common view of increasing demands, rising competition, and shrinking state funding. This comparative study tracks  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Cross-cultural studies
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter James Bentley
ISBN: 9789400754331 9400754337
OCLC Number: 805045153
Description: xvi, 267 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction: Satisfaction Around the World?; Peter James Bentley, Hamish Coates, Ian R Dobson, Leo Goedegebuure and V. Lynn Meek.- 2. Argentina: Academic Work at the Periphery - Why Argentine Scholars Are Satisfied, Despite All; Monica Marquina and Gabriel Rebello.- 3. Australia: Factors Associated with Job Satisfaction Amongst Australian University Academics and Future Workforce Implications; Peter James Bentley, Hamish Coates, Ian R. Dobson, Leo Goedegebuure and V. Lynn Meek.- 4. Brazil: Job Satisfaction in a Diverse Institutional Environment; Elizabeth Balbachevsky and Simon Schwartzman.- 5. Canada: Canadian University Academics' Perceptions of Job Satisfaction - "the future is not what is used to be"; Julian Weinrib, Glen A. Jones, Amy Scott Metcalfe, Donald Fisher, Yves Gingras, Kjell Rubenson and Iain Snee.- 6. Finland: Satisfaction Guaranteed! A Tale of Two Systems; Timo Aarrevaara and Ian R. Dobson.- 7. Germany: Determinants of Academic Job Satisfaction; Ester Ava Hoehle and Ulrich Teichler.- 8. Japan: Factors Determining Academics' Job Satisfaction From the Perspective of Role Diversification; Akira Arimoto and Tukasa Daizen.- 9. Malaysia: An Academic Career in Malaysia - A Wonderful Life, or Satisfaction Not Guaranteed?; Norzaini Azman, Morshidi Sirat and Mohd Ali Samsudin.- 10. Portugal: Dimensions of Academic Job Satisfaction; Diana Dias, Maria de Lourdes Machado-Taylor, Rui Santiago, Teresa Carvalho and Sofia Sousa.- 11. South Africa: Job Satisfaction for a Besieged Profession; Charl Wolhuter.- 12. United Kingdom: Satisfaction in Stages - the Academic Profession in the United Kingdom and British Commonwealth; William Locke and Alice Bennion.- 13. Conclusion: Academic Job Satisfaction from an International Comparative Perspective: Factors Associated with Satisfaction across 12 Countries; Peter James Bentley, Hamish Coates, Ian R. Dobson, Leo Goedegebuure and V. Lynn Meek.- Index.
Series Title: The changing academy: the changing academic profession in international comparative perspective, 7
Responsibility: Peter James Bentley, Hamish Coates, Ian R. Dobson, Leo Goedegebuure, V. Lynn Meek, editors.
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