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The aim of the study was to investigate the relationship among workplace motivation, job stress and job satisfaction of library professionals working in public sector university libraries of Lahore. In this regards, quantitative research design was opted to conduct the survey using structured questionnaire. The data were collected by personally visiting selected university libraries. The target population of the study was professional librarians in thirteen public sector universities of Lahore. A total of 80 professionals had participated in the study. The majority of participants were male having more than 10 years of experience. Most of them were in their middle career, having master and above qualifications with mostly regular job status. It had been found that workplace motivation and job satisfaction were positively correlated as these variables were increasing in the same direction. The job stress was found inversely correlated with workplace motivation and job satisfaction among library professionals. The regression analysis result showed that workplace motivation is strong predictor of job satisfaction. The results will provide guidelines for library hirers and library community to address the major factors of job satisfaction among their staff. The study will help in providing guidelines for university top management, library administration and human resource experts by appointing the right person at right place. 


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