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EEO. 2021; 20(3): 1277-1286

Institutional Culture and Job Satisfaction: A Comparative Study of Faculty from Public and Private Universities in Islamabad, Pakistan

Shumaila Raza, Dr Saira Taj,*Dr. Shahzadi Seema.


This study provides a critical review of the relation between institutional culture and job satisfaction experienced by faculty members of both public and private universities of Islamabad. The sample of the study comprises of 241 faculty members, 186 from public sector universities and 55 from private sector universities of Islamabad, Pakistan. A Job Satisfaction Survey was administered to measure job satisfaction and institutional culture through standardized questionnaire by Cameron and Quinn (2000). An independent sample t-test was performed to obtain the difference between private and public university faculty on job satisfaction. Results reveal that Institutional culture is positively related to job satisfaction in both public and private sector universities Furthermore, there was no significant difference found between the job satisfaction and institutional culture of Private and Public University faculty. Recommendations have been made for university management to provide personal growth initiatives to the faculty through arranging workshops and conferences to promote institutional culture and job satisfaction.

Key words: Institutional culture, Job satisfaction, Higher Education Institutions, Public and Private Sectors, Pakistan.

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