Measuring the Job Satisfaction of Female Library Professionals Working in the Health Libraries in Dhaka City

  • Farzana Sultana Asst. Chief Librarian, Bangladesh College of Physicians & Surgeons (BCPS) Mohakhali, Dhaka
  • Bilkis Begum Head and Associate Professor, Department of Library and Information Science Lalmatia Mohila College Lalmatia Dhaka
Keywords: Job satisfaction, Library Professionals, Health Libraries, Bangladesh

Abstract

Job satisfaction is an important area to determine the view of the library professionals towards their job in the library. The study has been under taken to measure the level of job satisfaction of female health library professionals in Dhaka city and how do the job facets (MSQ, 1967) affect on job satisfaction of female health library professionals. There is a cross sectional observational study to see the level of job satisfaction among health library professionals. A standard questionnaire (MSQ, 1967) is used to measure the level of job satisfaction of the sample. The result shows that out of twenty job facets eleven facets are highly significant for the job satisfaction and nine facets quite insignificant for job satisfaction. The study shows independence, variety of work, social status of the job, supervision-human relation supervision-technical, moral values, authority, ability utilization, library policies and practices, scope of advancement, relation with co-workers, recognition of job done and achievement has significant effect on job satisfaction. Further more it noticed females are less satisfied at their job. Finally, the significant recommendations have been put forth to improve the level of job satisfaction of female health library professionals in Bangladesh.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/el.v23i1.12117

Eastern Librarian Vol.23(1) 2012 pp.37-50

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Farzana Sultana, Asst. Chief Librarian, Bangladesh College of Physicians & Surgeons (BCPS) Mohakhali, Dhaka
Farzana Sultana is an Assistant Chief Librarian of Bangladesh College of Physicians and Surgeons, Mohakhali, Dhaka. She received her BA (honors) and MA degrees in Library and Information Science from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh in 1997 and 998 respectively. She recently achieved M. Phil degree in Information Science and Library Management from the University of Dhaka. She also completed MBA on Management Information System (MIS) from Southeast University, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Her areas of interest include job related and psychological issues of library professionals, human resource management, digital library system, development of health libraries in the country.
Bilkis Begum, Head and Associate Professor, Department of Library and Information Science Lalmatia Mohila College Lalmatia Dhaka
Bilkis Begum is a Head and Associate Professor in the Department of Library and Information Science, Lalmatia Mohila College, Dhaka. She holds an M Phil degree and awaiting for her PhD results. She has published a number of papers in national and international journals and conferences. Her areas of teaching and research interest include resource sharing, information communication, information needs and seeking behavior, digital library system and interdisciplinary.
Published
2012-10-09
How to Cite
Sultana, F., & Begum, B. (2012). Measuring the Job Satisfaction of Female Library Professionals Working in the Health Libraries in Dhaka City. Eastern Librarian, 23(1), 37-50. https://doi.org/10.3329/el.v23i1.12117
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