Civil Servants’ Job Satisfaction and Learning Motivation: Effects of Gender and Age


  • Gediminas Merkys, Rūta Brazienė


civil servants, work satisfaction, learning motivation, gender and age effects.


This article explores the effects of age and gender on civil servants' learning motivationand job satisfaction. It underlines the interest to explore not only social gender but also socialage in the context of labour market and labour organizations. It is highlighted that problems,which Western society and labour organizations face today due to age effects, are morecomplex than the problems arising from gender differences. The conducted survey indicatedthat the Lithuanian civil servants as a whole have a positive motivation for learning andexpressed satisfaction with their job. At the same time, it revealed striking effects of age andgender. The workers of young, pre-retirement and retirement age have relatively poorermotivational characteristics than other age groups. This is especially valid for senior civilservants men, as well as men, representing the general population. Explored parameters ofthese populations become deviating and allow talking about specific social risks or latentdiscrimination against these social groups.