AN EVALUATION OF JOB SATISFACTION AMONG JOURNALISTS IN SOUTH EAST NIGERIA

AN EVALUATION OF JOB SATISFACTION AMONG JOURNALISTS IN SOUTH EAST NIGERIA

ABSTRACT

This study evaluates the job satisfaction among journalists in South East, Nigeria. The study was anchored on Herzberg’s two factor theory and the Affect theory. Using survey research design, the study sampled 160 respondents which were got from a population of 1,189 registered journalists in the five states in South East, Nigeria. The Australian calculator provided by the National Statistical Service (NSS) was used to obtain the sample size. The study made use of questionnaire as the research instrument. Using statistical tables, simple percentages and charts in analyzing the data, the study found that majority of the respondents opined that pay/wages, good working environment, promotional opportunities, etc influence journalists’ job satisfaction to a large extent. It was observed that majority of the respondents were not encouraged by their salary as they get a relatively very low pay/wage. The study further revealed that majority of the respondents had made efforts to secure one better job or the other. The study recommends, however, that the pay package of journalists be improved commensurably as this will definitely encourage the journalists to put in their best in their services to humanity. It also recommends that employers should put in force other factors that shape journalists’ job satisfaction as mentioned by the respondents.