Factors influencing job satisfaction of public secondary school teachers in Mombasa County, Kenya
This study was intended to find out factors that influence job satisfaction among public secondary school teachers in Mombasa County. The design of the study was a descriptive survey with a sample of 71 teachers from all the public secondary schools in Mombasa County who were obtained through stratified random sampling. Primary data was collected by use of structured questionnaires which were self administered. The data was analyzed using descriptive statistics in form of frequencies and percentages. The study established that the major factors that influence job satisfaction of public secondary school teachers were: remuneration, administration of pension plan, involvement in decision making, access to organization sponsored training and seminars, and promotion among others. The teachers indicated that they were satisfied with their overall performance on the job, the work load, flexibility of working hours, job security, the relationship with the co-workers and individual initiative at school whereas they were dissatisfied with pay and benefits, Pension plan, access to organization sponsored training and seminars, and promotion. The study recommends improvement of teacher’ salaries and benefits, development of appropriate policies that enhance promotion, create a conducive physical working environment for the teachers, and supporting staff financially for relevant training and seminars.