Job satisfaction among women in the United Arab Emirates

Musa Shallal

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The purpose of this study is to investigate the factors that contribute to job satisfaction for employed Emirati females in the United Arab Emirates. Survey data were collected from 1272 workers in both private and public sectors in all seven emirates of the UAE. Almost 50% of these women were married, 45% single, 4% divorced and 1% widows. Regression results indicated three prominent factors that enhance job satisfaction - age, education, and income. There is a positive significant relationship between job satisfaction and age. Second, employed females with education beyond the secondary level are more satisfied with their jobs than those with less than the secondary level (p-values less than 0.05). Third, the employed females with high incomes are more satisfied with their jobs than those who earn less (p-value=0.034).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)114-134
Number of pages21
JournalJournal of International Women's Studies
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • United Arab Emirates
  • Women in United Arab Emirates
  • Women's job satisfaction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies


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