A study of the factors that contribute to job satisfaction and dissatisfaction among primary school teachers in Kangema urban council, Muranga district
Mwangi, Charles Ndegwa
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It is generally agreed that workers join and stay in organization if they are satisfied with their jobs. It follows that teachers will join and stay in the teaching profession and be more committed to their work if they are satisfied. This is very important since the quality of education largely depends on the teachers. If the teachers are dissatisfied, the quality of education in our primary schools will suffer. The purpose of this study was to find out factors that contribute to job satisfaction and dissatisfaction among primary school teachers in Kangema urban council of Muranga District. The researcher thought the identification of such factors would assist in attempting to reduce turnover, absenteeism and deterioration of work effectiveness among primary schools. The research involved a total of 48 teachers from 6 selected schools in the area. The research was conducted by use of questionnaires, which were completed by the teachers. The results were analysed and expressed in frequencies and percentage form. The factors contributing to dissatisfaction were salary method of promotion and inadequate learning/teaching materials. The factors which were mentioned more frequently as contributing to overall job satisfaction were; relationship with pupils, relationship with fellow teachers, seeing the results of work, relationship with in school administration. The teachers called for increase in salaries, better promotion procedure and supply of teaching materials. The study recommended a general improvement of working environment review of policies regarding methods of promotion.