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Title:Toward an Explanation of Cross-Sector Differences in Job Satisfaction and Organisational Attachment among Agricultural Technicians in Kenya
Author:Mulinge, Munyae M.
Periodical:African Sociological Review
Geographic term:Kenya
work attitudes
agricultural technology
Agriculture, Natural Resources and the Environment
Labor and Employment
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/24487660
Abstract:This article is based on the author's doctoral dissertation on 'Job satisfaction and organisational attachment among agricultural professionals in Kenya', The University of Iowa, Iowa City, 1994. It tests for variations in the degree to which employees like their jobs and the degree of their identification with, and involvement in their organization across the private sector, the public sector, and the semi-public, or parastatal sector in agriculture in Kenya. Two conclusions can be drawn from the study. First, the sector one works for is important in determining the levels of job satisfaction and organizational attachment. For the agricultural technician, being in the private sector is more likely to lead to higher job satisfaction, organizational commitment, and intention to stay with the organization than being in either the public or the parastatal sectors. Second, it is mainly the cross-sector differences in the structural conditions of the workplace that produce the cross-sector variations in satisfaction and attachment. Employees in different sectors are confronted with considerable variations in the structural conditions of their work environments. App., bibliogr, note, sum.