Job Insecurity and Employee Satisfaction: Case of Academic staff of College of Humanities and Social Sciences Makerere University, Uganda.
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This study aimed at increasing our understanding of the relations between job insecurity and employee satisfaction among academic staff of College of Humanities and Social Science by addressing specific research aims. A sample of 69 was selected using random sampling and Pearson’s correlation coefficient (r) was used tom test the relationship study variables. The first research objective aimed at finding if there was a significant relationship between Job Insecurity and Employee Satisfaction. The results of the study showed that there was a significant relationship between Job Insecurity and Employee Satisfaction ( r=.522, p=.001<0.01.). The second objective of the study addressed if gender of respondents significantly influenced job insecurity among the employees. The results showed that gender of respondents indeed significantly influenced job insecurity of the employees (Value of chi-square = 3.23, df =1, p = 0.01 (chi square = 6.63). The third research objective of the study was to find if there were low levels of Employee Satisfaction among the employees. Results showed there were indeed low levels of Employee Satisfaction among the employees. It was concluded that it was important for the management of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences to provide measures to assist in the reduction of job insecurity and other coping measures to the employees of the organization as well as provide means by which the level of employee satisfaction can be increased among the employees.