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dc.contributor.advisorWambua, P.
dc.contributor.advisorMungai, I.
dc.contributor.authorKuria, Esther Njeri
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-07T12:41:21Z
dc.date.available2014-07-07T12:41:21Z
dc.date.issued2014-07-07
dc.identifier.urihttp://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/10314
dc.descriptionDepartment of Business Administration, LB 2831.976 .K4K8en_US
dc.description.abstractJob has a central role in people's life. Apart from the fact that it occupies a lot of their time, it also provides the financial basis of their life. Thus, the context of employees' job should be attractive and contribute to their satisfaction. It is believed that satisfaction at work may influence various aspects of work such as efficiency, productivity, absenteeism, turnover rate and intention to quit and finally employees' well being. Job satisfaction can be viewed as the degree of an employees' effective orientation towards the work role occupied in the organization. Other researchers have defined job satisfaction as the extent to which a staff member has favourable or positive feeling about work or the work environment. The deputy head teachers are at the second structural level in the school hierarchical structure and have distinct duties outlined by the Ministry of Education. One key assumption about the deputy head teacher is transition position that aspires to headship and that their current role is an important stage in their career development as successful head teachers. The deputy head teacher is involved in contributing to the development and implementation of school objectives, planning, establishment and the management and further development of personnel, finance, technology, assets, facilities and resources of the institution to ensure their optimum use. He plays a role in representing the school in the broader community and working with parents, community and business. In addition, the deputy principal has a duty of care to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all students within his care. They play significant roles in the overall secondary school administration and as such their morale and motivation is crucial as it affects their level of performance. However there exists role tensions in the function of deputy head teachers as the responsibilities often overlap with those of the head teacher. This may affect the performance of most deputies hindering them from achieving their full potential in their career. This study aimed at investigating the factors influencing job satisfaction among deputy head teachers in public secondary schools. The study specifically looked at how remuneration, interpersonal relations with co workers, school working conditions and the leadership style of the boss influence their deputies' job satisfaction. A descriptive survey design was employed and data was collected using questionnaires. The questionnaires were administered to all deputy head teachers in the public secondary schools of Kandara district. The data from the questionnaires was analyzed by use of descriptive statistics such as mean, standard deviation and percentages, with the help of the statistical package for social science (SPSS). The results obtained were presented in the form of tables and graphs. The study found that most deputy headteachers in public secondary schools are not satisfied with their position. They further felt that their remuneration does not march the responsibility given and the working conditions are not condusive because there is much supervision from headteachers and lack of involvement in decision making process. The study recommended that the Teachers Service Commssion which promotes and remunerates teachers should put in place remuneration policies to fairly compensate the deputy headteachers for the long working hours in administration of schools and stipulate duties and authority of deputy head teachers in schoolsen_US
dc.description.sponsorshipKenyatta Universityen_US
dc.titleA survey of factors influencing job satisfaction level Among deputy head teachers in public secondary Schools in Kandara districten_US


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