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The purposes of this study were to identify factors measuring job satisfaction and dissatisfaction of Thai faculty members at two selected universities in Thailand. The study drew ten major factors corresponding to job satisfaction in the Herzberg Two-factor Theory to determine whether or not selected factors were related to faculty job satisfaction of Thai faculty members. Questionnaires were sent to 300 faculty members of Sri Nakarinwirot University, and Thammasart University in Thailand. A usable return of 186 or 62.0% was obtained. Primary analysis of data was completed through crosstabulations and chi-square test to differentiate between the two groups of faculty members relative to the rating factors. All null hypotheses were tested using a t-test, an analysis of variance, and Scheffe test;The results of this study may be summarized as follows: (1) The major sources of job satisfaction for Thai faculty members were policy and administration, and salary. The relevant sources of dissatisfaction were achievement, growth, interpersonal relations, recognition, responsibility, supervision, work itself, and working conditions. (2) Among the major sources of job satisfaction, age, number of years employed, formal education level, and academic rank of faculty members were affected by salary. those who were 41 years old and over were least satisfied with salary as well as those who were employed for 11 years and over, and those who were in associate professor rank. Those with a doctoral degree were found more satisfied with salary than other groups of different formal education level. (3) Among the major sources of dissatisfaction, marital status and academic rank of faculty member were affected by working conditions and recognition. Married faculty members were more dissatisfied with working conditions than the unmarried colleagues. Associate professors were more dissatisfied with working conditions and recognition than other groups. (4) Sex and primary responsibility of faculty members were found to have no significant differences regarding the major factors measuring their job satisfaction. (5) In comparison with the Herzberg Two-factor Theory, the findings supported in part the two-factor theory. Some deviations from this theory were noted. There could be due to cultural and/or occupational differences between Herzberg's population and the population in this study.



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