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The IUP Journal of Management Research :
An Empirical Study of Job Satisfaction Factors of Masons Working on Construction Projects in Pune
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The issue of job satisfaction is widely studied to improve the productivity of construction projects. In the present paper, an attempt is made to examine the association of various factors on job satisfaction of masons working in construction projects in Pune. The primary data of 280 randomly selected masons working on construction projects in Pune has been collected using a structured questionnaire. Job satisfaction is studied considering various variables like age, marital status, educational qualification, wages and site experience of masons. Chi-square test of independence is used for hypothesis testing. Construction project managers can use the findings of this study to motivate masons to improve construction productivity.

 
 

Indian construction industry has witnessed a strong growth powered by large spending on infrastructure and real estate projects. Construction project is the achievement of specified objectives, which involve a series of activities that consumes resources like manpower, materials and machinery. Traditionally, the Indian construction industry is labor-intensive. In an ordinary type of building, the cost of materials is about 60% and labor cost is about 40% of the total cost of the building (Khanna, 2001). The Indian construction industry faces challenges of human performance, which affects overall productivity, quality of work, cost and time overrun and overall profit of the organization. Considering the higher contribution of labor on construction sites in India, overall productivity on construction sites depends on labor productivity. Labor productivity on construction sites can be improved by motivating workers to work efficiently. Motivation of workers has been suggested as one of the major factors that can increase the productivity in construction projects (Schrader, 1972; Borcherding, 1976; Laufer and Borcherding, 1981; Maloney and McFillen, 1987; and Hewage and Ruwanpura, 2006). The success of any organization largely depends on the ability of the manager to provide motivated environment to the employees. By understanding the needs of employees, managers can decide rewards to be used for employees to motivate and keep them satisfied (Anin et al., 2015).

 
 

Management Research Journal, An Empirical Study of Job Satisfaction Factors of Masons Working, on Construction Projects in Pune.