The Effects of Job Satisfaction on Turnover Intentions of Primary School Teachers in Mtwara Rural District

Theodory, Veronica (2017) The Effects of Job Satisfaction on Turnover Intentions of Primary School Teachers in Mtwara Rural District. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

The teaching profession in Tanzania has experienced episodes of teacher quitting either the schools to which they are posted or the profession all together. This has led to the need to understand both the antecedents and consequences of turnover intentions. This study sought to contribute to the antecedents by examining the effect of job satisfaction on turnover intentions of public primary school teachers in Mtwara Rural District.Descriptive statistics and linear regression analysis techniques were used on data collected through a questionnaire which was administered on a conveniently selected sample of 143 teachers from 22 primary schools in the district. The study found below average intention to leave both school and the teaching profession. Teachers were found to be ambivalent in terms of job satisfaction. However, they were satisfied with supervision and coworker but dissatisfied with operational procedures, pay and benefits. Job satisfaction significantly negatively predicted teachers’ turnover intentions, irrespective of how the turnover intentions were measured. It is therefore recommended that the employee as well as all organs responsible for education administration should consider job satisfaction as one of the important determinants of teachers’ turnover intention. They should address issues related to teachers pay, fringe benefits and operational procedures. They should also capitalize of the strength of supervision and co-worker relationship to achieve lower turnover intention. Coaching and mentoring is also recommended and so is the opportunity to upgrade to diploma qualification preferably using the open and distance learning approaches.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 370 Education
Divisions: Faculty of Business Management > Department of Leadership and Governance
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2018 10:44
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2018 10:44
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/2264

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