The influence of selected factors on teachers' job satisfaction in public primary schools in Likoni Division, Mombasa County
The purpose of this study was to investigate factors influencing teachers' job satisfaction in public primary schools in Likoni Division, Mombasa County, Kenya. Specifically the study sought to find out the extent to which the factors of age, remuneration, promotion prospects, and workload and working conditions influence teachers' job satisfaction in primary schools in Likoni division Mombasa County.The literature reviewed Identified that among the factors that determine the workers satisfaction with their jobs they include working conditions, work environment, remuneration, and recognition and interpersonal relationships. The study used a descriptive design, whose target population was all the primary school teachers in Likoni Division of Mombasa district. Simple random sampling was used to identify the respondents. The major tools of data gathering were questionnaires that generated quantitative data which was analyzed to yield frequencies, percentages, means and standard deviations, which helped to describe and summarize the information. The findings showed that the salary, promotions prospects, teaching loads were the main causes of dissatisfaction with teaching jobs in Likoni schools. There was no apparent link of age to job satisfaction for the teachers in Likoni. The study recommended that the employer investigates the issue of fairness and adequacy of salaries to make them harmonised with the rest of civil servants. Studies should also be carried to investigate more issues that can benefit teachers and increase their job satisfaction.