Job satisfaction among pre-primary school teachers: case of Makueni County, Kenya
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Job satisfaction is viewed as an imperative and an attractive attribute to the employee result for organizations because of the fact that fulfilled employees perform at higher levels than the individuals who are not fulfilled. Since job satisfaction has an important relationship with the workforce performance and the entire organizational efficiency, a lot of attention has been paid to the job satisfaction amongst various occupations of various groups. This study looked at job satisfaction among pre-primary teachers employed by the County Government. The study focused on investigating job satisfaction among pre-primary school teachers: case of Makueni County, Kenya. The theory underpinning the study was the two factor theory. A descriptive research design was utilized for the study. The target population of the research was pre-primary school teachers in Makueni County. The study used probability sampling techniques involving simple random sampling and systematic sampling to arrive at the size. Therefore, a sample size of 63 pre-primary school teachers in Makueni County was selected for the study. The research utilized a semi-structured questionnaire that had both open and close ended questions. The data were then organized for analysis using the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS). The analysed data was presented using frequencies, percentages, standard deviations, means and other measures of central tendency. The study concluded that all the variables had a positive and significant influence on job satisfaction. The study recommended that highly qualified teachers needed to be given the conditions that match their qualifications in order to raise their satisfaction status and improve the job outcomes.