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Title:Employee Job Satisfaction in Developing Countries: The Case of Kenya
Authors:Mukinge, Munyae
Mueller, Charles W.
Periodical:World Development
Geographic term:Kenya
work attitudes
agricultural technology
Labor and Employment
Agriculture, Natural Resources and the Environment
External link:https://doi.org/10.1016/S0305-750X(98)00089-8
Abstract:The authors argue that efforts to improve the contributions of the agricultural sector to the economic development in developing countries should not be limited to the current emphasis on the technical components of the sector. Rather, they should be expanded to incorporate an understanding of the work structures of key individuals in the success of the sector - the technically trained agricultural personnel responsible for extension work and research in the agricultural sector. The primary purpose of the study is to examine how the work conditions these agricultural technicians face in their day-to-day work affect their job satisfaction. Following a social exchange theoretical argument, and using a national sample of technically trained agricultural personnel in Kenya, where data were collected in 1991-1992, the authors identify the factors in the workplace that affect job satisfaction. Implications for management are drawn from these findings. App., bibliogr., notes.