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Job Satisfaction around the Academic World


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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; Mónica 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 Höhle 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 Sant

iago, 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.


“This book, on academic job satisfaction across 11 higher education systems, makes a valuable addition to Springer’s Changing Academy book series, which itself is proving to be highly informative in explaining the changing nature of the academic profession. … The book will be important as a point of reference for future investigations of academic job satisfaction. … the book makes a solid contribution to the literature.” (Martin Hayden, Higher Education, Vol. 69, 2015)

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