The Link between Organizational Culture and Instructors’ Job Satisfaction at St. Mary’s University College in Addis Ababa

  • Befekadu Zeleke
  • Henock Beyene


The main purpose of this study was to examine the link between organizational culture and instructors’ job satisfaction at St. Mary’s University College in Addis Ababa. A descriptive co-relational design was used to conduct the study. By using availability sampling technique, the study included a total of 144 instructors teaching during the 2010-2011 academic year in the University College. Organizational Culture Assessment Instrument and Minnesota Job Satisfaction Questionnaire respectively were employed to collect data on organizational culture and job satisfaction. Both descriptive and inferential statistics were used to analyze the data. Finally, the findings of the study unveiled hierarchy culture as a dominant organizational culture. It was concluded that hierarchy culture had a negative impact on the overall instructors’ job satisfaction and satisfaction with intrinsic, extrinsic and general satisfaction facets. Finally, it was recommended that the University College ought to replace the prevailing culture and look for a new one characterized by people-orientation, encouragement, equitability, and trust that would give greater academic freedom for instructors.


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ZELEKE, Befekadu; BEYENE, Henock. The Link between Organizational Culture and Instructors’ Job Satisfaction at St. Mary’s University College in Addis Ababa. The Ethiopian Journal of Education, [S.l.], v. 35, n. 1, p. 1-44, june 2015. ISSN 2523-0980. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 24 june 2018.
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