Skills Shortages and Job Satisfaction - Insights from the Gold-Mining Sector of South Africa

Skills Shortages and Job Satisfaction - Insights from the Gold-Mining Sector of South Africa

Author: 
Van der Walt, Freda
Publisher: 
Adonis & Abbey
Date published: 
2016
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Responsibility: 
Thasi, M.E., jt. author
Chipunza, C., jt. author
Jonck, P., jt. author
Journal Title: 
African Journal of Business and Economic Research
Source: 
African Journal of Business and Economic Research, Vol. 11, No. 1, 2016, 143 - 183
Abstract: 

The article reports on the levels of job satisfaction of mining-sector employees, as well as the perceived influence of skills shortages on the job satisfaction of these employees. The findings emanating from the study indicate that the respondents did experience job satisfaction, and that perceived skills shortages in two core occupational categories did not influence job satisfaction. The study has augmented the body of knowledge vis-à-vis the relationship between perceived skills shortages and job satisfaction. This is particularly important, since the mining industry remains a key driver of economic growth in South Africa, despite the negative perceptions that have beset the sector following the Marikana massacre of 2012.

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CITATION: Van der Walt, Freda. Skills Shortages and Job Satisfaction - Insights from the Gold-Mining Sector of South Africa . : Adonis & Abbey , 2016. African Journal of Business and Economic Research, Vol. 11, No. 1, 2016, 143 - 183 - Available at: http://library.au.int/skills-shortages-and-job-satisfaction-insights-gold-mining-sector-south-africa