The Sociology Department celebrated the graduation of Dr. Bongiwe Mncwango on the 8th of September.
In the doctoral thesis titled Satisfaction at work: The South African workplace regime in comparative perspective, “the candidate theoretically and substantively explored the nature, determinants, and trends in job satisfaction among the working populations on South Africa, Mexico and Australia between 2005 and 2015. Four South African social attitudes surveys and two international social surveys programme datasets were analysed statistically. The study highlighted the extent to which different work regimes create varied work outcomes that manifest in subjective job satisfaction across national contexts and time. This provides a better understanding and conceptualisation of workers’ assessment of their working conditions, considering their expectations and experiences. This research’s findings support policy efforts to ensure equal distribution of good jobs and advancing labour market inclusion. Furthermore, the general linear models in the thesis contribute to a comparative sociological understanding of factors influencing job quality in South Africa”.