Job Satisfaction Around the Academic World

Peter James Bentley (Editor), Hamish Coates (Editor), Ian R. Dobson (Editor), Leo Goedegebuure (Editor), V. Lynn Meek (Editor)

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages267
ISBN (Electronic)9789400754348
ISBN (Print)9789400754331
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Academic staff
  • Academic world
  • Academics’ impressions
  • Binary higher education
  • CAP survey
  • Comparative higher education research
  • Exposition of broad binary populations
  • Higher education
  • Higher education policy
  • Higher education systems
  • Institutional management
  • Job satisfaction higher education
  • Massification higher education
  • Polytechnic academics
  • System changing academic profession
  • University academics

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