Gender Perspectives on Career choice and Job Satisfaction of LIS Professionals in Higher Education S
Library Herald Year : 2021, Volume : 59, Issue : 3 First page : ( 42) Last page : ( 55) Print ISSN : 0024-2292. Online ISSN : 0976-2469. Article DOI : 10.5958/0976-2469.2021.00021.X
Gender Perspectives on Career choice and Job Satisfaction of LIS Professionals in Higher Education Sector in Telangana
Dr. Saroja G Associate Professor, DLIS, Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Open University, Hyderabad, Telangana, India Abstract Studies on job satisfaction are important to the institutions aiming at quality service and image building. A satisfied employee contributes to increased productivity and enhance the performance of the institution. Present study attempts to understand the career choice and job satisfaction of LIS Professionals from gender perspective. The study presents a comparative account of the career choice and job satisfaction of male and female LIS professionals in the state of Telangana. Job satisfaction varies from one individual to another and various factors determine the extent of job satisfaction. Gender plays an important role in the career choice, career progression and ultimately impact the job satisfaction of employees. Although several studies are carried out on Job satisfaction of LIS Professionals, only few studies are carried out from gender perspective. In this study, the extent of job satisfaction, factors affecting job satisfaction including – salary, working hours, working conditions, relations with co-workers etc. are analyzed from gender perspective. The study is based on the data collected from 103 library & information science professionals working in universities, degree colleges and engineering colleges. Study used a structured questionnaire administered to the respondents through Google Forms. The data is imported to SPSS package for analysis. Data is analyzed and presented in the form of tables. Study finds that career choice based on gender has a profound impact on job satisfaction. The representation of women in top level management is very low compared to men. Study suggests that institutions should adopt gender sensitive practices and take measures to enhance job satisfaction. Keywords Job Satisfaction, Gender, Telangana.