Assessing Factors Affecting Primary and Secondary School Teachers Job Satisfaction in Babati District in Tanzania

Swai, Rose Valeriani (2016) Assessing Factors Affecting Primary and Secondary School Teachers Job Satisfaction in Babati District in Tanzania. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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The purpose of this study was to assess factors affecting job satisfaction for primary and secondary school teachers in Babati District Tanzania. The specific objectives of the study was to determine the strategies used by employers in enhancing teachers’ job satisfaction, to determine if teachers’ differ in job satisfaction in relation to education qualification, teaching experience, promotion, responsibility levels, gender and age, to assess the effect of remuneration on job satisfaction among teachers and to compare the level of job satisfaction between primary and secondary teachers. The study employed purposive and simple random sampling techniques. The sample consisted of two DEOs, 18 head of schools, 50 primary school teachers and 50 secondary school teachers. The data of this study was analyzed by using descriptive statistic analysis, qualitative analysis and logistic regression model. This study reveals that only education and distance have statistical significantly influence on job satisfaction at the significant level of 0.05. Also salary level was ranked as the most important factor towards job satisfaction and poor pay as the most dissatisfying job factor. The descriptive statistics techniques revealed that teachers were not satisfied with aspects under the following dimensions: low salary, motivation, teaching environment and support from administration. On the other hand, the teachers indicated they are least satisfied with the aspects under the job identity measurement. In qualitative finding the researcher assessed the factors as why the teachers shift. All participants expressed that teachers were not satisfied with low pay, lack of motivation, housing and poor working environments. The Recommendations for improving the job satisfaction of teachers include improving the remuneration and other benefits for teachers. Likewise it is important to improve the teachers’ working environments and recognizing them.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 370 Education
Divisions: Faculty of Business Management > Department of Leadership and Governance
Depositing User: Mr Habibu Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2018 16:11
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2018 16:11

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