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A Qualitative Analysis and Study of Job Satisfaction and Wellbeing of Employees Working within the Irish Public Sector

Johnston, Jamie (2019) A Qualitative Analysis and Study of Job Satisfaction and Wellbeing of Employees Working within the Irish Public Sector. Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

This dissertation seeks to study and understand the concepts of employee wellbeing and job satisfaction. The Irish public sector currently is the largest job market in Ireland, employing over four hundred thousand people.

Research into wellbeing and job satisfaction is an important study as much of these public sector employees have individual desires and motivators that enable them to increase commitment and productivity within the business. For organisations to be successful, they require a happy and motivated workforce, especially in a era of increased supply and demand.

This dissertation sought to research secondary sources of literature, through books, journals, articles, e-journals and e-books. Secondary data will allow the reader to understand the context of the study and research and its relevance.

Qualitative methods of primary research were used in the form of focus groups to create original sources of data to highlight and trends, similarities or differences that currently exist within this given area of research.

This study highlighted in resulted in a greater understanding that employees require suitable working conditions within their organisation and within their role within the business to create higher levels of wellbeing and job satisfaction amongst employees. Training methods, opportunities for feedback, cases of autonomy were all factors of influence involved in this study that resulted in an overall positive outcome and
understanding on how to benefit employees in the workplace.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management > Performance Management > Motivation
J Political Science > JS Local government Municipal government > Public Sector
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Issues of Labour and Work > Quality of Work Life / Job Satisfaction
Divisions: School of Business > Master of Arts in Human Resource Management
Depositing User: CAOIMHE NI MHAICIN
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2019 09:37
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2019 09:37
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/3949

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