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Job Satisfaction and Intention to Leave: A Study of Financial and Internal Audit Executive Staff of Public Universities in Sri Lanka

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C. G. Kothalawala,

University of Kelaniya, LK
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Senior Assistant Internal Auditor, Internal Audit Division
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S. M. A. K. Samarakoon

University of Kelaniya, LK
About S. M. A. K.
Department of Commerce & Financial Management, Faculty of Commerce and Management Studies
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Abstract

This study aims to measure the relationship between job satisfaction and intention to leave among the Financial and Internal Auditing Executive officers in the Public-Sector Universities in Sri Lanka. The objectives of the study are; to measure the level of job satisfaction of financial and Internal Executive Officers in the Public Sector Universities in Sri Lanka, identify the factors affecting the level of job satisfaction of financial and Internal Executive Officers in the Public Sector Universities in Sri Lanka and examine the influence of the level of job satisfaction of Financial and Internal Executive Officers in the Public Sector Universities in Sri Lanka on their intention to leave. Two models were used to measure the influence of variables; Model A assessed the relationship between the selected job-related factors and the level of job satisfaction. Model B measured the relationship between job satisfaction and intention to leave. Data were analyzed using descriptive and inferential (correlation, multiple regression analysis) statistics. One hundred and thirty executive staff members were selected through Proportionate Stratified Random sampling method from the public-sector universities in Sri Lanka. Questionnaires were administered to gather data and 128 questionnaires were received. Five job related factors; salary, promotion, training and development, relationships with co-workers and working conditions were selected for the study. The study’s findings show that there is a negative relationship between job satisfaction and intention to leave among the Financial and Internal Auditing Executive officers. Three factors; salary, relationship with co-workers and working conditions have shown a significant positive effect on the job satisfaction. Eexistence of negative relationship between job satisfaction and intention to leave from the organization will give signal for the authorities of higher education to consider that if the satisfaction is lower then there is a possibility of leaving from the organization.
How to Cite: Kothalawala, C.G. and Samarakoon, S.M.A.K., 2018. Job Satisfaction and Intention to Leave: A Study of Financial and Internal Audit Executive Staff of Public Universities in Sri Lanka. Kelaniya Journal of Human Resource Management, 13(1), pp.49–60. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/kjhrm.v13i1.49
Published on 08 Aug 2018.
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