Factors Influencing the Current Teacher Job Dissatisfaction in Public Secondary Schools in Magu District Tanzania

Sayi , Joram Masaga (2016) Factors Influencing the Current Teacher Job Dissatisfaction in Public Secondary Schools in Magu District Tanzania. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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The purpose of this study was to identify factors influencing the current teacher job dissatisfaction in public secondary schools in Magu District. The objectives were to identify the relationships between demographic factors and teacher job dissatisfaction; to identify factors influencing secondary schools teachers’ job dissatisfaction; to measure teachers’ levels of job dissatisfaction based on factors related to work; and to identify significant changes which can influence higher level of teacher job satisfaction The targeted population was teachers, heads of schools, WECs and education officers in the DSEO’s office in Magu district. Data for this cross-sectional study was collected using questionnaires, semi-structured interview, and observation schedule developed by the researcher and from documentary sources. Data was then analyzed using statistical software SPSS. Results from this study indicated that there is a significant correlation between teacher job dissatisfaction and gender, marital status, teaching subjects, level of education and position of a teacher in the community secondary schools. This study revealed that majority (71.5%) of were not satisfied with their job. The study showed that individual characteristics, extrinsic conditions and intrinsic job characteristics significantly influence teachers’ level of job satisfaction in Magu district. The research provided clear views regarding the changes required by teachers for their job satisfaction. The study recommends interventions which needs to be implemented in order to improve the level of job satisfaction among teachers. It emphasizes the need to conduct similar research in all districts in Tanzania fill gaps that may have not been solved in the current study.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 370 Education
Divisions: Faculty of Education > Department of Policy Planning and Administration
Depositing User: Mr Habibu Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2017 08:05
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2018 15:29
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1736

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