Job Satisfaction and Professional Ethics Practices in Public Sector Universities of Pakistan




Job Satisfaction, Professional Ethics, Public Sector Universities


Professional ethics are the guiding principles practiced in any organization. These standards regulate an individual behavior or group working in that institution, which demands a particular set of related values and expects them to act normatively. This research aimed to study and understand the link between job satisfaction and the level of professional ethics practiced in public sector universities of Pakistan. Three public sector universities of Punjab were selected, including PMAS-Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi, Barani Institute of Information and Technology, and the University of Okara. The study was designed quantitatively, using the survey questionnaire to be filled out by 150 respondents from these universities. The respondents were the faculty members from these three universities who participated in this research. It was intended to balance the male-female ratio between the respondents. The results indicated that a higher level of professional, ethical practices at the workplace is associated with more job satisfaction. Like other professions, academia needs to formulate some guiding principles for better and transparent functioning of the universities and ensure work-related satisfaction for better faculty performance.

Author Biographies

Sabtain Iqbal, Riphah International University, Faisalabad, Pakistan.

M.Phil. Scholar, Department of Sociology, Faisalabad Campus,

Muhammad Nafees, Ripah International University, Faisalabad, Pakistan

Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Faisalabad Campus




How to Cite

Iqbal, S., & Nafees, M. (2023). Job Satisfaction and Professional Ethics Practices in Public Sector Universities of Pakistan. IUB Journal of Social Sciences, 5(1), 104–116.