Job Satisfaction and Job Commitment: A Study of Quantity Surveyors in Nigerian Public Service

Luqman Oyekunle Oyewobi, Bolaji Suleiman, Abubakar Muhammad-Jamil


While job satisfaction is a major concern in today’s organizations, there is little empirical research concerning
Quantity Surveyors in public sector in Nigeria. Primary data were sourced through survey of Quantity Surveyors
in various ministries and parastatals by adopting Job Satisfaction Questionnaire used by previous researchers to
elicit information under the two headings for general satisfaction scale to indicate their satisfaction or
dissatisfaction with research variables along a five-point scale. The data were subjected to descriptive statistics,
this paper examined the the major variables affecting job satisfaction amongst Quantity surveyors working in
Nigerian public sectors at federal level. The research revealed that Quantity Surveyors in public service are more
satisfied with their when adequate recognition is given and opportunities for advancement are encouraged. The
result of the correlation also showed that strong positive relationship existed between adequate recognition
opportunities and feeling of accomplishment derived from the job with the r-value of 85%. The research
recommended that advancement opportunity in career progression and professional development such as
in-house training should be encouraged to improve quality service delivery and also practice of job development
and job enrichment in the workplace which is vital tool to satisfy employees and make them happy should be
given adequate attention.

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