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Factors Affecting Job Satisfaction of Agricultural Sector Workers in Ghana
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Volume 4, 2016
Issue 4 (August)
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Emmanuel Asiedu-Darko, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research-Plant Genetic Resources Research Institute Bunso Eastern Region, Ghana.
Michael Amanor, SOS Hermann Gmeiner School, Asiakwa, Eastern Region, Ghana.
The Agricultural sector plays an important role in underpinning the economic development of a country. The study attempts to evaluate job satisfaction of workers in different agricultural organizations in the country. The focus of the study is the relative importance of job satisfaction factors and their impacts on the overall job satisfaction of employees. It also attempts to measure the impacts of the agricultural organization type, policies and culture on the attitudes towards job satisfaction. It is instructive to note that the overall job satisfaction of the agricultural sector is at unimpressive level. The study revealed that salary fringe benefits, motivation packages, accessibility to credits/loans and co-worker relation and availability of right tools to work with were most important factors contributing to job satisfaction. This paper highlighted some of these problems and presented a picture of level of job satisfaction among employees of agricultural sector and attempts to present a comprehensive diagnosis of job satisfaction indices of agricultural sector, the factors causing the dissatisfaction and suggestions to improve them. The study further revealed that job security, recognition and reward, compensation, salary and workers opinion were key factors to be considered by employers in improving job satisfaction of agricultural workers in Ghana.
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