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Title: Factors Influencing Construction Worker Job Satisfaction In The Ghanaian Construction Industry
Authors: Oduro-Owusu, Kofi Ntim
Issue Date: 13-Jun-2010
Abstract: Workers of all organizations need to be motivated to facilitate their input towards the attainment of organizational goals. Construction workers like all other workers need this sort of motivation to enable them give off their best. The purpose of this study was to find out factors affecting construction worker job satisfaction in the Ghanaian construction industry and to study the relationship between demographic variables and worker job satisfaction. The study focused on workers working with contractors classified as D1K1. In all 35 sites were visited. Workers answered questions from a questionnaire. Percentages, mean and chi-square test were used to analyze data. The results indicate that workers were generally satisfied with their job. A study of 25 job satisfaction items showed that factors which influenced job satisfaction varied but predominantly among them was worker’s own characteristics and supervision. The results also found no significant difference between workers level of job satisfaction and worker’s site location, age, industrial experience, educational level and motivation to choose a career in the construction industry. However with respect to career choice there was a significant difference found. The study concludes that management of the various firms should sustain the current conditions and seek to improve areas of compensation to ensure continuous workforce availability.
Description: A project report Presented in Partial Fulfillment of the requirements for a Degree of Master of Science in Construction Management 2010
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/3905
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