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n Acta Academica - The work experience of white male academics

Volume 38, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0587-2405

Abstract

This article reports on the work experiences of a group of white male academics from the human sciences and on the usefulness of some theories of job satisfaction. Quantitative data were collected from 25 respondents by means of a questionnaire. Thereafter, qualitative data were collected. Eight participants were provided with cameras and requested to photograph their work experiences. This was followed by interviews based on the images. A central theme that emerged was the attitude of each individual. Secondary themes relating to job satisfaction were a positive physical environment/support; satisfying interpersonal relationships, and independence/autonomy/freedom. Secondary themes relating to job dissatisfaction were promotion issues, administrative burdens, and heavy teaching loads, aggravated by weak students.

Hierdie artikel doen verslag oor die werkservarings van 'n groep blanke, manlike akademici in die menswetenskappe en die toepaslikheid van sommige teorieë oor werksbevrediging. Kwantitatiewe data is deur middel van 'n vraelys by 25 respondente ingesamel. Daarna is kwalitatiewe data ingesamel. Agt deelnemers is voorsien van 'n kamera en versoek om foto's te neem van die hoogte- en laagtepunte van hul werk. Dit is gevolg deur fotogebaseerde onderhoude. 'n Sentrale tema wat aan die lig gekom het, is die houding van elke individu. Sekondêre temas wat met werksbevrediging verband hou, is positiewe fisiese omgewing/ondersteuning, bevredigende interpersoonlike verhoudings en onafhanklikheid/outonomie/vryheid. Sekondêre tema's wat verband hou met ontevredenheid, is bevorderingskwessies, administratiewe laste en swaar onderrigladings wat vererger word deur swak studente.

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2020-01-22

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