Campus Units

Journalism and Communication, Greenlee School of

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Submitted Manuscript

Publication Date

2015

Journal or Book Title

Newspaper Research Journal

Volume

36

Issue

4

First Page

426

Last Page

440

Abstract

This study examines the job satisfaction of women at Iowa newspapers by assessing women’s attitudes and perceptions in three distinct areas: job quality, work-life balance, and organizational support. The findings indicate that job quality is an important and positive aspect of women’s job satisfaction while organizational support offers room for improvement. The respondents generally were satisfied with their jobs and work-life balance, but low salaries emerged as a significant problem. The respondents also expressed a desire for consistent personnel policies and greater opportunities for advancement. The results are intended to help community newspapers in their efforts to recruit and retain highly skilled women, who continue to be underrepresented in the field.

Comments

This is a manuscript of an article published in Newspaper Research Journal 36(4) (Winter 2015): 426–440.

Copyright Owner

Tracy Lucht

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf