Vol. 14 No. 3-4 (2020)
Articles

Determinants of job satisfaction amongst employees in the poultry sub-sector of Ghana: a test of equity theory

Published December 31, 2020
Nicholas Oppong Mensah
School of Agriculture and Technology, Department of Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness, and Extension, University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR), Sunyani, Ghana
Ernest Christlieb Christlieb Amrago
School of Agriculture and Technology, Department of Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness, and Extension, University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR), Sunyani, Ghana
Jeffery Kofi Asare
School of Agriculture and Technology, Department of Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness, and Extension, University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR), Sunyani, Ghana
Edward Yeboah
Department of Accounting and Finance, KNUST School of Business, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana
Anthony Donkor
School of Agriculture and Technology, Department of Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness, and Extension, University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR), Sunyani, Ghana

APA

Oppong Mensah , N., Christlieb Amrago, E. C., Kofi Asare, J., Yeboah, E., & Donkor , A. (2020). Determinants of job satisfaction amongst employees in the poultry sub-sector of Ghana: a test of equity theory. Applied Studies in Agribusiness and Commerce, 14(3-4). Retrieved from https://ojs.lib.unideb.hu/apstract/article/view/9837

The study investigated the factors affecting job satisfaction amongst workers of the poultry sub-sector: a test of equity theory in the Dormaa Municipality in the Bono Region of Ghana. The multistage sampling technique was employed in collecting data from 100 poultry workers with the aid of a structured questionnaire. The logit model was employed in modeling the factors affecting job satisfaction. The empirical findings reveal that occupational level, pay, and relationships with co-workers were the statistically significant determinants of job satisfaction. Moreover, the study found that based on equity theory if poultry workers are satisfied with their pay, they would want to stay longer compared to referent others who are not satisfied. Benevolent poultry workers were dominant (52%), followed by equity sensitive (28%) and entitled (20%) poultry workers. Moving forward, the relevance of equity theory on workers in the cocoa value chain should also be investigated as cocoa remains a staple crop in Ghana.

JEL Code: Q10