The Influence of Working Conditions on Teachers’ Job Satisfaction: the Case of Kisarawe District Public Secondary School Teachers, Tanzania

Shonje, Gerald Ntagahali (2016) The Influence of Working Conditions on Teachers’ Job Satisfaction: the Case of Kisarawe District Public Secondary School Teachers, Tanzania. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

This study assessed of the influence of working conditions on teachers’ job satisfaction, the case of Kisarawe district public secondary schools teachers, Tanzania. The study sought to address three objectives, first; to assess the influence of teachers working conditions on job satisfaction of public secondary school teachers' in Kisarawe district. Second, to determine the teachers’ level of job satisfaction in Kisarawe district council. Thirdly, to analyze the influence of working conditions on teachers job satisfaction and work performance in Kisarawe district. The study was guided by Maslow’s motivation theory of Need, and Herzberg’s Hygiene Theory. The study used descriptive survey design with case study approach. Data were collected using the questionnaire, interview, observation checklist and documentary review. The sample size consisted of 107 respondents. This included 100 classroom teachers, one DEO, five heads of school and one TSD officer. DEO, TSD, heads of school was purposive sampled while teachers sample was selected using purposive random sampling strategy, where by schools were chosen using stratified simple random sampling. The data analysis was done using tables of simple frequency distribution, percentages, graphs, and charts. The findings reveal that teachers work in poor conditions typified with lack in-service training, promotion and necessary facilities like chairs, housing. Most of them live a long distance from schools where they teach hence affecting them to fulfill their day to day responsibilities which leads to lowering their morale of work. This results into teacher absenteeism and lateness which leads to lower students’ academic performance. The study recommends among others for the government to address teachers’ problem through providing them adequate teaching facilities, in-service training, promotion, accommodation.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 370 Education
Divisions: Faculty of Education > Department of Policy Planning and Administration
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2017 09:52
Last Modified: 23 May 2017 11:38
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1575

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