Influence Of School Environment On Job Satisfaction Of Public Secondary School Teachers In Bungoma South Sub County, Kenya.
The main aim of this research was to investigate influence of school enviroment on performance of public secondary school teachers in Kenya. The objectives of the study included the following; to determine influence of Principal factors, physical facilities, teacher characteristic and instructional materials on performance of teachers. The target population for this research was 526 which include Principals/deputy, heads of department in schools, board of managers and educational officials. A pilot study was conducted in Bumula sub - county and was not included in the final study to avoid contaminating the final actual sample.A descriptive Research design was used. SPSS was used in the analysis of data to compute frequencies and percentages.The study revealed that teachers were not motivated (mean of 45%) . Also, there was no staff development(mean45%) and team work(mean 41%) from the principals thus negatively influenced job satisfaction of teachers.The study also revealed that there were adequate classrooms (mean 77%) in schools, there were no libraries(mean 49%) and laboratories( mean 32%) in schools which negatively influenced job satisfaction of teachers.The extent to which teacher characteristics influence job satisfaction of teachers, the study revealed that teachers in schools lacked experience (mean 49%), academic(mean 44%) and professional qualification (mean 48%) which influenced job satisfaction of teachers negatively.The extend to which instructional Materials influence job satisfaction of teachers, the study revealed that textbools ( mean 32%), teaching Aids( mean of 41%) and printing materials( mean 42%) were crucial for the job satisfaction of teachers.The government through the ministry of education should organize continuous relevant in-service training to teachers to enable them improve on their curriculum delivery and principals to have regular seminars on appropriate application of shared leadership styles. The study recommends that the school board of management and principals should formulate and implement internal policies on motivation of teachers which could enhance their job satisfaction. Schools should provide sufficient instructional materials for effective teaching and learning process.
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