The Quest for Teacher Job Satisfaction –Job Performance Relationship in Tanzania’s Public Primary Schools: The Case of Iringa Region

Mlyuka, Enock Emmanuel (2015) The Quest for Teacher Job Satisfaction –Job Performance Relationship in Tanzania’s Public Primary Schools: The Case of Iringa Region. ["eprint_fieldopt_thesis_type_phd" not defined] thesis, The Open University Of Tanzania.

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Abstract

This study attempted to assess job satisfaction- job performance relationship as distinct work-related attitudes among teachers in public primary schools. The main aim was to establish the validity of the relationship based on the Tanzanian work setting in education. The study was based in Iringa Region as a case study area. Forty two (42) public primary schools were randomly selected for the study from all the districts of the region. Sampling procedure used the principle of purposive, stratified and simple random samplings. Data was collected using observations, individual interviews, documentary review and structured questionnaires. Closed ended questions were used as survey instruments. In addition to using SPSS for data analysis, content and normal regression analyses were also employed. Generally, the study substantiated that there is a statistical significant relationship between teachers’ job satisfaction and job performance.The regression results, further, indicated that living and working conditions as well as supervision such as by school heads have greater influence on teachers’ job performance than the other predictors. The results are contrary to studies which indicate that there is no relationship between employee job satisfaction and job performance. From policy and practical points of view, the study concluded that there is a need for serious measures to address teachers’ claims and demands related to their professional duties and responsibilities. The Tanzania’s education and employment policies should provide for teachers’ social recognition and value in society. The study also suggested areas for further research.

Item Type: Thesis (["eprint_fieldopt_thesis_type_phd" not defined])
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 370 Education
Divisions: Institute of Continuing Education > Department of Foundation Studies
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2016 10:01
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2016 10:01
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1482

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