Factors that Contribute to Job Satisfactioons and Dissatisfaction among Headteachers and Teachers in Nairobi
Murerwa, Tabitha G.
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The purpose of this study was to find out the factors that contribute to job satisfaction and dissatisfaction among heads teachers and teachers in Nairobi Province. The researcher thought that identification of such factors would assist in attempt to reduce the rate of teachers leaving teaching for other jobs, absenteeism and other related to deterioration of work effectiveness . The research was carried through filling in questionnaires by 100 teachers and 10 heads in selected public schools in Nairobi. The results were analysed and expressed in percentage form. The factors which are mentioned more frequently as contributing to overall job satisfaction were; educating pupils, holiday's relationship with pupils. holiday's relationship with pupils. Achievement interpersonal relationships and working with pupils were rate as satisfiers by high percentage of teachers. The factors contributing to dissatisfaction were salary, method of promotion by merit, inadequate supply of teaching materials. The teachers also called for salary increase by the year 2003. The study recommends priority consideration of the choices of the schools made by teachers before initial posting, a review of policies regarding methods of promotion and salary increases.