Technology Management Competencies And Job Satisfaction

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Technology management competencies as predictor of job satisfaction of Pakistani university librarians

Despite the growing literature advocating the significance and importance of technology management competencies for librarians, empirical studies focusing on the topic is still very scarce. In particular, the study on technology management competencies involving Pakistani university librarians is unavailable. Drawing upon this gap, this study reports on the findings of an investigation of technology management competencies and job satisfaction among Pakistani university librarians. This study used survey research method involving 225 samples, randomly selected from a population of 540. The result of this study reveal that four
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Numerous research findings have demonstrated a satisfied worker as an effective job performer (Boyatzis 1982). Therefore, job satisfaction of university librarians is one of the considerable dynamics in augmenting their job performance. Job satisfaction is portrayed as an attitude of persons towards their job (Aydogdu and Askgil 2011). It denotes the insight of potentials, prospects and aptitude (Testa 2001) and people’s emotional and mental retorts to their work (Hart 2010).

On the other hand, like a satisfied worker, a competent employee is a prerequisite for any organizations. Hoffmann (1999) argued that different scholars conceptualized the term competencies in their own individual perspectives, such as psychologists termed competencies as ‘the measurement of capabilities’; HR managers called competencies as ‘individual performance and instrument of strategic management’; while educationists define competencies as ‘work preparation and professional recognition’ (Burogyne 1993). To avoid any conceptual ambiguities, this empirical study describes the term competencies as ‘the knowledge, skills, and attitude of an individual’. These three terms are further elaborated as: 1) knowledge- person range of information, 2) skill - level to utilize knowledge, 3) attitude - job-related thoughts, feelings and motivation (Masrek et al. 2012).
In the contemporary period
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