The impact of the sense of security in young employees on job satisfaction during COVID-19 pandemic

Hanan Gouda, The Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport, Alexandria, Egypt
2020 International Journal of Advanced and Applied Sciences  
This study seeks to contribute to positive organizational behavior by investigating the sense of security among academic staff and faculty in Egyptian universities in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic, affecting their overall attitude towards the organization and job satisfaction. According to the literature, this study hypothesized that there is a relationship between security importance, attitude, and job satisfaction. Thus, a quantitative approach was used to test this assumption. 384
more » ... sumption. 384 questionnaires were collected and analyzed for this study. The SPSS program version 22 was used to analyze the data and test the hypotheses. According to the results, academic staff and faculty were satisfied in their jobs because they believed the university was prepared for any crisis that can take place, including the COVID-19 outbreak. They indicated that if they do not feel secure in their jobs, they would not appreciate their work environment, leading to negative attitudes. When asked what to do in a crisis, they were unaware of procedures. This study offers practical and academic contributions. The empirical evidence adds to the body of literature supporting the relationship between crisis and a sense of security influencing job satisfaction. In addition, this study contributes practically by pointing out the obligation of having crisis management practice in higher education in light of pandemic outbreaks.
doi:10.21833/ijaas.2020.11.005 fatcat:sjxnnjwilba2xeegum2xk4tmdu