Job satisfaction among public secondary school HIV/AIDS education teachers in Nairobi District
The purpose of the study was to examine factors that affect job satisfaction of public secondary school teachers who provide HIV/AIDS education with a view to enhance their effectiveness in teaching this subject. This study therefore aimed to indicate areas of training required for the respondents and to identify their job satisfaction needs. It, also aimed to examine how job satisfaction among the respondents are affected by gender, age and level of qualification and to specify strategies that could be implemented to eliminate or minimize the problems they may have expressed. To enhance the study, the following theories of motivation and job satisfaction were used: Manslaw theory, Adams equity theory, variance theory and expectancy theory. The study found that the respondents were not well trained to teach the subject effectively. Many had not even attended the short term HIV/AIDS education courses. Only 60% had attended the courses. The respondents also had many job satisfaction needs some of which were; inadequate materials for teaching, inadequate time and inadequate remuneration and promotion. The study also established some of the most dissatisfying aspects of the respondent's job some of which were; lack of training, lack of information, inadequate time and lack of co-operation from the authorities. The study also revealed how job satisfaction among the respondents is affected by gender, age and the professional qualification. As a whole there is slight influence of gender, age and professional qualification on job satisfaction of the respondents. The strategies which could minimize or eliminate problems were also established.
University of Nairobi, Kenya