Factors that contribute to job dissatisfaction among secondary school teachers in Rangwe division, Homa-Bay district
Okech, Malachi Okeyo
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The factors that affect job satisfaction of teachers in Kenyan schools are many. They may include factors related to the employer, the school, personal characteristics such as gender, age, educational level and experience or related to other forces outside the employer or school e.g. the community. These factors discourage effective instructional delivery for the mental, physical and spiritual development of the learners. In this study, the influence of these factors on job dissatisfaction of teachers of public secondary schools in Rangwe division - Homan Bay district was examined. Data collection was limited to the public secondary school teachers of Rangwe division, Homa Bay district and the study used questionnaires, adopted from Holdaway and Johnson (1990). The factors contributing to job dissatisfaction among teachers in Rangwe division - Homa Bay district were then analysed with the use of the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) and from the analysed data, conclusions were drawn and appropriate recommendations made. This study has established that the overall satisfaction level of the teachers ranged between slightly satisfied and moderately satisfied. The teachers expressed satisfaction with more than half (66.7%) of the factors. The teachers were most satisfied with school-based factors. The only notable difference in overall satisfaction in terms of personal variables was found between male and female teachers. This study recommends that any future payment to teachers be made promptly, promotion be carried out objectively, and that the teacher's remunerations be reconsidered so as to improve their status in society. The study also recommends further research in the area of teacher's job satisfaction, using a larger sample, and exploring other factor, which may affect the teachers' overall job satisfaction.