DETERMINANTS OF JOB SATISFACTION AMONG TEACHERS IN PUBLIC PRIMARY SCHOOLS IN TURKANA WEST SUB COUNTY, TURKANA COUNTY.
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This study sought to investigate the determinants of job satisfaction levels among
primary school teachers in Turkana West Sub County, Turkana County. Specifically
the study determined; the level of job satisfaction among teachers, the school, the
environmental factors affecting job satisfaction among teachers. The study also
established the biographic characteristics of teachers that influenced job satisfaction
levels and the job satisfaction measures that could be used to improve the levels of job
satisfaction among the teachers. The biographic characteristics, school factors and
environmental factors were the independent variables while job satisfaction was the
dependent variable. The study employed descriptive survey. Both qualitative and
quantitative information was collected. The target population was all the primary
school teachers, head teachers and education officers in Turkana West Sub County.
The researcher used simple random, purposive and stratified sampling techniques for
sample selection. The sample was composed of 18 primary schools, 18 head teachers,
100 teachers and 2 education officers. The data was collected using questionnaires
and interview guides. Validity of the instruments was determined using correlation
analysis and testing predictive ability as well as review by supervisor while reliability
was tested using the Cronbach’s alpha coefficient. The questionnaire had Cronbach’s
alpha of 0.83. Data was collected during arranged visits with head teachers and
education officers. Qualitative data was analysed thematically as per objectives.
Descriptive statistics were used to analyse the rating of the factors. Inferential
statistics: independent sample t-tests and One Way Analysis of Variance were used to
test effect of biographic characteristics on job satisfaction. The Pearson correlation
was used to test the effect of school and environmental factors on job satisfaction. The
results showed that teachers had low job satisfaction levels. Age, education level,
teaching experience, school location and original home had significant effects on level
of job satisfaction. The school factors; administrative support, teacher autonomy, and/sites/default/files/cees/education/edufoundations/IMOIT%20SAMES%20EKUWAM%20FINAL%20PROJECT.pdf

End Year: 
2014/2015