Journal directory listing - Volume 49 Number 2 (2004/October) - Education【49(2)】

A Meta-Analysis of Student Affairs Professionals' Job Satisfaction Author: Wen-Chih Tseng(Department of Child Development and Family Studies,Tzu Chi University)

Vol.&No.:Vol. 49, No. 2
Date:October 2004


In this meta-analytic review, the researcher summarized previous studies by calculating population coefficients for student affairs professionals' job sat-isfaction with its 27 antecedents and two correlates. A total of 42 meta-analyses were carried out from 25 prior studies. Empirical research had examined rela-tionships between student affairs professionals' job satisfaction and demo-graphic characteristics, personal characteristics, job characteristics, role states, institutional characteristics, career commitment, and job-related stress. The meta-analyses revealed that the factors of leadership style, positive job charac-teristics, and higher levels of career commitment were most important con-structive determinants of contributing to student affairs professionals' job satis-faction. The analyses also found that role ambiguity, role conflict and job-related stress inversely correlated with student affairs professionals' job satis-faction. The researcher provided practical implications to improve student af-fairs staff development programs aimed at enhancing job satisfaction based upon the meta-analytic findings. Recommendations included cultivating indi-vidual leadership, creating a positive job environment, increasing a link be-tween staff's career goals and the profession, giving clear and consistent role-related information, and providing staff with methods to manage stressful job conditions.

Keywords:student affairs, student affairs professionals, job satisfaction, meta-analysis

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APA FormatTseng, W.-C. (2004). A Meta-Analysis of Student Affairs Professionals' Job Satisfaction. Journal of National Taiwan Normal University: Education, 49(2), 161-182. doi:10.3966/2073753X2004104902008