Purpose: The present study examines the relationship between job related dimensions and job satisfaction of teaching staff of B-schools in India using Structure Equation Modeling (LISREL 8.5).
Methodology: The study is based on a single cross-sectional survey. In all three hundred ten responses were generated from teachers of management institutes located inIndia. A self-administered questionnaire with items related to the study dimensions was deployed for the study.
Originality/Value: The study is unique in the sense that it is among the very few studies conducted in the context of management institutes inIndia. Improving job satisfaction is one of the most important ways to reduce attrition. Since there is acute shortage of teaching staff in management institutes inIndia, the present study is both relevant and purposeful.
Practical Implications: The results provide insights into the dynamics of job satisfaction. It also provides inputs to B-schools to handle issues related to teachers’ attrition which is seen as a serious problem inIndia.
Research limitations: Due to very vast geographical expanse ofIndia, the study was concentrated on a limited geographical region and limited sample.
Results: Pay satisfaction, satisfaction with supervision and satisfaction with work-schedule flexibility have a positive relationship with teachers’ job satisfaction. Promotion opportunities were not found to be an important factor influencing job satisfaction of teachers. The reason can be that in most Indian management institutes, promotion is normally granted after a certain period of service and is not linked directly with performance as is seen in the corporate sector.