—The private education undoubtedly contributes to
the nation’s future development by developing a pool of
professionally educated and trained employees. Therefore, in
general it’s undeniable that the role of teachers is really
essential in generating a quality graduate who will in turn
brings up the nation ahead since the educated graduates are the
assets of one country. Thus, this research was mainly
undertaken to investigate on the significance of factors such as
management support, salary and promotion opportunities in
affecting the job satisfaction and further to explore on the
moderating effect of age, gender, and length of working on the
relationships between management support, salary and
promotion opportunities and job satisfaction of private college
lecturers in Penang. The result from this research showed that
management support, salary and promotion opportunities are
significant in determining the job satisfaction. It was also
discovered that there is significant effect of length of working in
moderating the relationship between management support and
job satisfaction. of selected private college lecturers in Penang.
—Education, Job satisfaction, Penang.
H.K. Ch’ng is with the Univeristi Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia.
(phone: +605-4688888; fax: +605-4661313; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
W.K. Chong is now with KDU College, Penang. (e-mail:
Nakesvari is with the Univeristi Yunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia. (e-mail:
Cite:H.K. Ch’ng, W.K. Chong and Nakesvari, "The Satisfaction Level of Penang Private Colleges Lecturers," International Journal of Trade, Economics and Finance vol.1, no.2, pp. 168-172, 2010.