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The shortage of indigenous manpower in the construction industry has attracted a large influx of overseas workers. Due to political stability in the GCC region as compared to other countries in the Middle East, the construction industry is mostly dependent on foreign workforce from South Asia (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka), and neighbouring Arab countries other than GCC countries.
As a result the workforce being very multicultural there is a need to appreciate the cultural diversity and expectations of employees while managing projects. Similarly, it is essential to understand the influence of different factors affecting job satisfaction and organisational commitment of employees, especially in this culturally diverse environment.
A strong correlation exists between organisational commitment and job satisfaction, with many researchers believing that the latter affects the former (Porter et al., 1974; Barling et al., 1990; MacKenzie et al., 1998; Mannheim et al., 1997). A pick and drop survey method was adopted for a qualitative questionnaire. A pilot study was also carried out to evaluate the questionnaire before distributing it to three construction organisations in the Emirate of Dubai.
The study revealed that job satisfaction and organisational commitment are strongly influenced by the nature of work, salary received, career progression, job flexibility, job security, direct manager’s behaviour, company leadership and company culture. Thus, the findings of the study suggest that employees’ job satisfaction and organisational commitment are affected by a common list of factors, irrespective of industry sector.
Furthermore, the study evaluates the results in the context of cultural diversification in the construction industry. The analyses of the responses received from three construction organisations shows that there is a difference in extent of the factors influencing job satisfaction and organisational commitment of employees, based on their cultural background and origins.
|Number of pages||14|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 2008|
|Event||The 17th International Conference on Management of Technology: Creating and Managing a Knowledge Economy - Dubai, United Arab Emirates|
Duration: 6 Apr 2008 → 10 Apr 2008
|Conference||The 17th International Conference on Management of Technology|
|Abbreviated title||IAMOT 2008|
|Country||United Arab Emirates|
|Period||6/04/08 → 10/04/08|
Factors Affecting Job Satisfaction and Organisational Commitment of Employees in a Culturally Diversified Environment
Abdul Ghaffar Chaudhry (Speaker) & Kasim Randeree (Speaker)7 Apr 2008
Activity: Talk or presentation › Oral presentation
Leadership in project managed environments: Employee perceptions of leadership styles within infrastructure development in DubaiRanderee, K. & Chaudhry, A. G., 2007, In: International Review of Business Research Papers. 3, 4, p. 220-232 13 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review