The Impact of Career Choice on Job Satisfaction among Employees in Ghana
Keywords:Career choice, Job satisfaction, Job performance, Ghana
This research was designed to investigate the relationship that exists between career choice and job satisfaction among employees in Ghana. Data was collected from 280 employees working in different organisations including Banking, Telecommunication, Education and Health sectors. The relationship between Career choice and Career satisfaction was tested using chi-square. It was found that employees who make the right career choice are more likely to be satisfied with their job. The relationship between job satisfaction and employee performance was also tested using chi-square. The results provided direct evidence that employees who are satisfied with their job are more likely to perform well on the job. Also, the results support the view that internal and external factors including personality type should be considered in making career decisions. Accordingly, employees are encouraged to have a sober reflection on their core interests and abilities before making a career choice. They should ensure that the fundamental factors that will guarantee job satisfaction and positive performance, serve as motivators in the career decision making process. Likewise, employers should be interested in interest tests as a selection tool for new employees.
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