• Nor A’tikah Mat Ali Department of Human Resource Development Faculty of Management Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
  • Siti Aisyah Panatik Department of Human Resource Development Faculty of Management Universiti Teknologi Malaysia


In an organization, work values play an important role to enhance work attitudes and performance among employees. In terms of academician, the implement of work values can help to increase academician’s level of satisfaction and also producing excellent achievement that fits with current globalization of technology. Previous studies stated that there are two common types of work values in organization which are terminal and instrumental values. Terminal and instrumental work values among academician helps organization to enhance productivity. Hence, work values become a good contributor in achieving the goals of organization and to increase the level of job satisfaction among academicians. Therefore, the aim of this preliminary study is to identify the levels of job satisfaction among academicians. This study also identifies the differences of work values between academicians at Public and Private University in Malaysia. In addition, this study examines the effect of work values on job satisfaction among academic staff. The study utilized Work Values Inventory and Job Satisfaction Scale to measure academicians work values and job satisfaction. The total of 100 of public and private university academicians become a respondent of this study. The findings shows that the level of work values among academic staff in public and private university are moderate and there are no differences of work values between these universities. The findings also provide the empirical evidence that shows the effect of work values on job satisfaction among academic staff in Malaysia.


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How to Cite

Mat Ali, N. A., & Panatik, S. A. (2017). WORK VALUES AND JOB SATISFACTION AMONG ACADEMICIAN IN PUBLIC AND PRIVATE UNIVERSITY. Jurnal Kemanusiaan, 13(2). Retrieved from