Primary School Head Teachers’ Influence on Teachers’ Job Satisfaction in Meatu District Simiyu.

Hamisi, Yasini J. (2021) Primary School Head Teachers’ Influence on Teachers’ Job Satisfaction in Meatu District Simiyu. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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The purpose of this research was to establish how the primary school head teachers in Meatu district influenced teachers’ job satisfaction. To meet the purpose, this research employed explanatory design and the mixed research paradigm guided the research methodology, that is both qualitative and quantitative data were collected. Face-to-face Interviews, Focus Group discussions, and questionnaires were the tools used to collect data from head teachers and teachers who were 346 in total. Quantitative data was analysed using descriptive methods with the help of computer software, SPSS version 20, and Thematic Analysis (TA) method was employed for qualitative data analysis. Results revealed that head teachers created a friendly working environment which made teachers assist their colleague teachers. Furthermore, results indicated that heads offered teaching materials as well as encouraged teachers to fulfill their everyday jobs by working hard. Research results too revealed teachers being given various leadership positions and offered incentives. Finally, this research found school heads using mixed leadership styles. Generally, this dissertation identified that head teachers in Meatu attempted to meet teachers’ job satisfaction through creating a caring, participative, secure, and hygienic working environment. It was recommended teachers be oriented and heads make known the promotion criteria for the teachers to higher positions. Furthermore, it was recommended the Government employ more teachers. Lastly, another research is needed to find out the extent to which transformational leadership, distributed leadership, transactional leadership, bureaucratic leadership, and instructional leadership are embedded in leadership styles practiced in primary schools in Tanzania. Keywords: Influence and Job satisfaction

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 370 Education
Divisions: Faculty of Education > Department of Policy Planning and Administration
Depositing User: Khadija Katele
Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2023 08:46
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2023 08:47

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