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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; 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.


"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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