Determinants of recent graduates’ job satisfaction: a study on recent Chinese business school graduates working in banking industry

YANG, XIANGANG (2018) Determinants of recent graduates’ job satisfaction: a study on recent Chinese business school graduates working in banking industry. [Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)]

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Abstract

This article argues for a more in-depth and detailed research to the determinants of job satisfaction. This is discussed within the Chinese business school graduates’ experience of their work, contending that there are some unique job satisfaction characteristics of this group. The main purpose of this research is to fill in the shortcomings of research in the field of job satisfaction as there are few studies on the job satisfaction of recent graduates in specific industries, and most of them are quantitative research. Through semi-structured interviews, the determinants that influence the job satisfaction of recent Chinese business schools’ graduates and the reasons behind these determinants are explored. Primary data were collected in the form of semi-structured, in-depth interviews with 10 participants which are all employed in the banking industry and graduated from business school within 2 years. The income and the relationship with co-workers are considered as the most important determinants, while non- academic performance and company regulations are considered less relevant to job satisfaction. The data have indicated that the target group has unique characters in the job satisfaction. Self-awareness, sense of identity and comfort work environment are considered as crucial reasons for evaluating determinants. Besides, current Chinese business school graduates pay more attention to current feelings than their further development.

Item Type: Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)
Depositing User: Yang, Xiangang
Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2022 13:56
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2022 13:56
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/53999

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