The Changing Academy – The Changing Academic Profession in International Comparative Perspective

Job Satisfaction around the Academic World

Editors: Bentley, P.J., Coates, H., Dobson, I., Goedegebuure, L., Meek, V.L. (Eds.)

  • First comparative analysis of job satisfaction in higher education
  • Describes changes in higher education and how these effect job satisfaction
  • Strong empirical research among a great number of diverse countries
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About this book

Higher education systems have changed all over the world, but not all have changed in the same ways. Although system growth and so-called massification have been worldwide themes, there have been system-specific changes as well. It is these changes that have an important impact on academic work and on the opinions of the staff that work in higher education. The academic profession has a key role to play in producing the next generations of knowledge workers, and this task will be more readily achieved by a contented academic workforce working within well-resourced teaching and research institutions. This volume tells the story of academics’ opinions about the changes in their own countries.

The Changing Academic Profession (CAP) survey has provided researchers and policy makers with the capacity to compare the academic profession around the world. Built around national analyses of the survey this book examines academics’ opinions on a range of issues to do with their job satisfaction. Following an introduction that considers the job satisfaction literature as it relates to higher education, country-based chapters examine aspects of job satisfaction within each country.

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“This book, on academic job satisfaction across 11 higher education systems, makes a valuable addition to Springer’s Changing Academy book series, which itself is proving to be highly informative in explaining the changing nature of the academic profession. … The book will be important as a point of reference for future investigations of academic job satisfaction. … the book makes a solid contribution to the literature.” (Martin Hayden, Higher Education, Vol. 69, 2015)


Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction: Satisfaction Around the World?

    Bentley, Peter James (et al.)

    Pages 1-11

  • Academic Work at the Periphery: Why Argentine Scholars Are Satisfied, Despite All

    Marquina, Mónica (et al.)

    Pages 13-28

  • Factors Associated with Job Satisfaction Amongst Australian University Academics and Future Workforce Implications

    Bentley, Peter James (et al.)

    Pages 29-53

  • Job Satisfaction in a Diverse Institutional Environment: The Brazilian Experience

    Balbachevsky, Elizabeth (et al.)

    Pages 55-81

  • Canadian University Academics’ Perceptions of Job Satisfaction: “…The Future Is Not What It Used to Be”

    Weinrib, Julian (et al.)

    Pages 83-102

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eBook $119.00
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Hardcover $159.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Job Satisfaction around the Academic World
Editors
  • Peter James Bentley
  • Hamish Coates
  • Ian Dobson
  • Leo Goedegebuure
  • V Lynn Meek
Series Title
The Changing Academy – The Changing Academic Profession in International Comparative Perspective
Series Volume
7
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-5434-8
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-5434-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-5433-1
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9310-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 272
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