Article Number: DRJSSES601837232


ISSN: 2449-0806

Vol. 8, Pp.14-21, 2021

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Original Research Article

Job satisfaction and its effect on academic staff performance in chartered private universities in Burundi

Emmanuel Kwizera*

Richard Mwirumubi

Joseph Bada Kizito


The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of job satisfaction on academic staff performance at three chartered private universities in Burundi: The University of Ngozi, University of Lake Tanganyika, and Martin Luther King University. The investigation focused on poor academic staff performance as a result of insufficient resources and low salaries, which results in low productivity and poor outputs in teaching and supervision, research and innovation, publication, consultancy, and community outreach (Finnegan, 2014; and Hatungimana, 2015). The study was guided by three objectives such as to: examine the level of job satisfaction; evaluate the status of academic staff performance; and find out how job satisfaction affects academic staff performance in Chartered Private Universities in Burundi. The descriptive and correlational research design was employed and opted quantitative research approach. This study sought a sample of 96 respondents and consequently issued the same number of questionnaires and 87 questionnaires were returned fully answered and completed. The findings showed a positive relationship between job satisfaction and academic staff performance (r = 0.622, p-value = 0.000) which means that a higher job satisfaction level amongst the lecturers perhaps results in better academic staff performance.

Keywords: Satisfaction, job satisfaction, academic staff, performance, and university

 Received: May 5, 2021  Accepted: June 22, 2021  Published: May 31, 2021

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