IJIMT 2011 Vol.2(3): 222-228  ISSN: 2010-0248
DOI: 10.7763/IJIMT.2011.V2.135

Job Satisfaction in Public Sector and Private Sector: A Comparison

Geeta Kumari and K. M. Pandey

Abstract—Public Sector versus Private Sector comparisons are a debate which seems to be a never ending topic. It is very difficult to take stand for either of these two forms of administration. The reason behind that is not unknown but obvious as both provide scopes in different ways. Job satisfaction describes how content an individual is with his or her job. The happier people are within their job, the more satisfied they are said to be. This paper surveys both the sectors in most of the aspects of analysis.. As the current findings show, job holders vary regarding the extent of ambivalence experienced with respect to their attitude toward their job. The current findings also open up opportunities for further research regarding the consequences of job ambivalence. For instance, the present findings imply that job performance of individuals with high versus low job ambivalence may fluctuate such that job performance is comparatively high when positive beliefs and affective experiences are salient and thus predominate at a certain point in time but that their performance may be comparatively low at other times when negative beliefs and affective experiences are salient and predominate. In this respect, research could, for instance, collect manager perceptions of performance consistency. Future research should aim to replicate the present findings with larger and more diverse samples as well as profit from the use of multiple-item scales to measure job performance.

Index Terms—job satisfaction, public sector, private sector,scope

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Cite: Geeta Kumari and K. M. Pandey, "Job Satisfaction in Public Sector and Private Sector: A Comparison," International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 222-228, 2011.

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