Determinants of teachers’ job satisfaction in public day secondary schools in Sabatia district, Vihiga county-Kenya
The purpose of this study was to investigate determinants of teachers’ job satisfaction in public day secondary schools in Sabatia District, in Vihiga County in Kenya. Five research objectives and five questions were formulated to guide the research. The objectives sought to assess the overall job satisfaction by public day secondary school teachers, the relationship between job satisfaction and selected variables. The study looked at how the level of job satisfaction can be improved among public day secondary school teachers. The study was carried out using descriptive survey research design and data collection done using questionnaires and interview schedules. Random sampling was used to generate a sample for the study. The subjects were teachers employed by the Teachers’ Service Commission. Data analysis was done using descriptive and inferential statistics. The findings were presented using frequency tables and percentages. The results indicated that teachers in Sabatia District have low job satisfaction. The causes of job satisfaction cited were; working hours being the most and remuneration being the least. Job dissatisfaction was attributed to few student –teacher contact hours and high student enrollment. From the findings the teacher service commission and Board of Governors should strive to make the teaching environment favourable to the teacher so as to increase job satisfaction and reduce job dissatisfaction. Teacher should be involved in public day school matters and remuneration be improved so as to increase job satisfaction.