Factors Contributing to Faculty Satisfaction and Its Relationship to Faculty Retention in Tertiary Religious Institutions

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Fanny Helda Rantung


This study aimed to identify factors contributing to faculty satisfaction and their relationship to faculty retention. The research design was a cross-sectional survey. Furthermore, it looked at correlative relations by using factor analysis and ANOVA. Purposive sampling was used to identify a total of 185 respondents from 4 religious universities in Manado, Indonesia. The sample responded to a 2-part questionnaire. Results showed that faculty satisfaction affected faculty retention F (2, 177) = 3. 05, p = .05, significantly and positively. However, institutional value (M = 4.27, SD = .66), which was one of the 3 satisfaction factors, affected faculty retention more than the other two factors, which were institutional support (M = 3.90, SD = .68) and working conditions (M = 3.94, SD = .68). For faculty members to be highly satisfied and remain in service, administrators should provide support in terms of working conditions, institutional value, and institutional support.


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