Economics and Finance

   

Job Satisfaction and Demofraphic Characteristics of Greek Bank Employees

Authors: Dimitrios Belias, Athanasios Koustelios, Maria Koutiva, Labros Sdrolias, Nikolaos Kakkos, Konstantinos Varsanis

The present investigation aims to study the feelings of job satisfaction experienced by bank employees in Greece. In addition, it is studied how much the above feelings are affected by several demographic factors, like gender, age, educational level, years of experience in the specific institution, total years of experience and position held in the specific institution. The method which was preferred in the frame of the study was the quantitative research method. The tool which was used for the measurement of job satisfaction was the Employee Satisfaction Inventory, ESI, created by Koustelios, 1991. It included 24 questions, which measure six dimensions of job satisfaction: 1. Working conditions (5 items), 2. Earnings (4 items), 3. Promotions (3 items), 4. Nature of work (4 items), 5. Immediate superior (4 items) and 6. The institution as a whole (4 items) (total Chronbach’s α = 0.75). The responses were given in a five-level Likert scale: 1 = I strongly disagree, 5 = I strongly agree. The sample of the present study consisted of 230 employees of Greek banks and credit institutions. The results of the study showed that the feelings of job satisfaction experienced by Greek bank employees occur in quite high levels. Furthermore, it was found that job satisfaction is affected by several demographic characteristics, like age, gender, educational level and position held by the employee. However, further investigation should be carried out in the Greek population, so that the phenomenon of job satisfaction is well studied and promoted.

Comments: 27 Pages. Published in The Hellenic Open Business Administration Journal; https://hobajournal.wordpress.com/

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