An Analysis of Work Motivation and Teacher Job Satisfaction in Public Secondary Schools in Rarieda Sub-County, Kenya
Journal of Investment and Management
Volume 4, Issue 6, December 2015, Pages: 377-390
Received: Sep. 3, 2015;
Accepted: Sep. 23, 2015;
Published: Oct. 16, 2015
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Fredrick Omondi Ogonda, Master of Business Administration Graduate, School of Business, Kenyatta University, Nairobi City, Kenya
Bula Hannah Orwa, Human Resource Management, Department of Business Administration, School of Business, Kenyatta University, Nairobi City, Kenya
Wambua Philip Peter, Human Resource Management, Department of Business Administration, School of Business, Kenyatta University, Nairobi City, Kenya
Muli Vika Jedida, Human Resource Management, Department of Business Administration, School of Business, Kenyatta University, Nairobi City, Kenya
In the public secondary education sub-sector, issues about job satisfaction are glaring as industrial unrest and labour turnover are almost a daily phenomenon. The fundamental question that one would ask is why does there exist this reality. Could it because teachers in the public secondary schools are not satisfied with their jobs .This study seeks to analyze work motivation and teacher job satisfaction in public secondary schools in Rarieda sub-county, Kenya. The specific objectives of this study sought to establish how remuneration, recognition, working conditions and training influence teacher job satisfaction in public secondary schools in Rarieda sub-county. A descriptive research design was employed during the study, with a sample of 205 teachers from a population of 440 being used. Primary data collection was utilized. Quantitative and qualitative data was collected and self-administered questionnaires were preferred, while the validity of the questionnaires was ensured through pre-testing. Quantitative data was analyzed using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences. Subsequently, the analyzed data was presented using frequency tables, percentages, measures of central tendencies and measures of dispersion. From the analysis, the study concluded that motivation factors such as remuneration, working conditions, recognition and training influence teacher job satisfaction. The study makes a number of recommendations: that similar studies be conducted in other regions in order to corroborate the study or establish new findings; A study to find out whether there exist other factors influencing teacher job satisfaction; studies to establish why majority of teachers were satisfied with training yet the same teachers were not satisfied with their jobs.
Fredrick Omondi Ogonda,
Bula Hannah Orwa,
Wambua Philip Peter,
Muli Vika Jedida,
An Analysis of Work Motivation and Teacher Job Satisfaction in Public Secondary Schools in Rarieda Sub-County, Kenya, Journal of Investment and Management.
Vol. 4, No. 6,
2015, pp. 377-390.
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