Issues in Business Management and Economics
Vol.5 (2), pp. 25-36 March, 2017
Available online at https://www.journalissues.org/IBME/
Article ID /BM/17/007/12 pages
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Original Research Article
Factors affecting job satisfaction of working mothers of readymade garments sector in Bangladesh
Asma Akter1*, Sangita Binte Wali1, Md. Rajib Kamal1, Abu Zafar Ahmed Mukul1 and Mosammod Mahmuda Parvin1
1Department of Management and Finance, Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
*Corresponding Author Email: asmamfsau(at)gmail.com
The purpose of this study was to investigate the factors affecting job satisfaction of working mothers at readymade garments sector. Simple random sampling procedure was used in this study to select the individual respondents from the population.50 questionnaires were distributed to 2 different readymade garments companies’ mother employees and managers. Only 31 questionnaires were returned by the respondents. The data was collected and administered by means of a structured questionnaire based on the Minnesota job satisfaction questionnaire (MSQ). The study showed that organizational factors such as work conditions, wage, job security and stress significantly influenced mother employee’s job satisfaction in readymade garments factories. However, individual factors such as age and designation did not significantly influence employee job satisfaction in readymade garments factories. The research provided a better understanding regarding the factors affecting job satisfaction in RMG sector. Thus, it emphasizes that there is still a need to conduct additional research to fill gaps that have not been solved in the current study. In the final chapter, some recommendations were provided for future use to any researcher in this academic field.
Key words: Job satisfaction, motivation, readymade garments (RMG), working mothers