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A SURVEY OF JOB SATISFACTION OF GOVERNMENT AUDITORS IN SINGAPORE

Hian Chye Koh (Nanyang Technological University Singapore)
Chye Tee Goh (Nanyang Technological University Singapore)

Asian Review of Accounting

ISSN: 1321-7348

Article publication date: 1 January 1992

Abstract

This study surveys the level of job satisfaction among government auditors in Singapore and investigates the factors affecting their job satisfaction. A questionnaire is administered in mid July 1990 to all the 150 government auditors in the Auditor‐General's Office in Singapore, resulting in a usable response rate of 76%. Descriptive statistics, t‐tests, wilcoxon Z tests, and Chi‐square tests of independence are used to analyse the data. Results of the survey show that government auditors in Singapore are very satisfied with their supervisors and co‐workers but very dissatisfied with the opportunities for promotion. Overall, however, they are satisfied with their jobs. Further, it is found that demographic factors such as sex, number of years in the present position, previous job, and income affect job satisfaction. Finally, the results show that the following factors are important determinants of Job satisfaction among government auditors in Singapore: (1) control over work, (2) frequency of sudden demands, (3) perceived necessity of overtime, (4) effect of sudden demands, (5) administrative supports, (6) interaction with supervisor, (7) physical work environment, (8) preparation for future career goals, and (9) extra‐organizational job opportunities.

Citation

Chye Koh, H. and Tee Goh, C. (1992), "A SURVEY OF JOB SATISFACTION OF GOVERNMENT AUDITORS IN SINGAPORE", Asian Review of Accounting, Vol. 1 No. 1, pp. 69-86. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb046314

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