Perceived factors influencing job satisfaction among teachers in schools offering British national curriculum in Nairobi city county, Kenya
Job satisfaction has a big influence on the success of an organization and is highly valued. It is a philosophy associated with real benefits for an organization. The education sector is Human Capital Intensive since it relies heavily on its employees to offer services to its clients. Job satisfaction is a crucial Human Resource Management practice since it leads to the organization‟s competitiveness, success, uniqueness and most importantly its growth. The objective of the study was to determine perceived factors influencing job satisfaction among teachers. The research adopted a descriptive survey. The research targeted all the 19 British National Curriculum Schools registered to operate in Nairobi County, Kenya. Primary data was used and was collected using a semi-structured questionnaire. The questionnaire was administered through the drop and pick later procedure and the respondents were teachers. The response rate was 80%. Data was analyzed using descriptive statistics namely, frequencies, percentages, mean scores and standard deviations. The study established that majority of the respondents were not satisfied with their jobs. Most of the respondents were not satisfied with the schools policies on career progression, promotion, reward management and supervisor‟s role. Majority of the respondents were moderately satisfied with the organizational culture and its effects to employees‟ engagement. The study recommends that management should undertake continuous pay reviews, implement career progression strategy to retain competent staff, enhance interpersonal relationships and improve the working conditions of its employees‟. The study was limited to schools offering the British National Curriculum, therefore the findings may not be representative of other schools especially the ones offering the 8.4.4 curriculum. The study recommends that in future, a study be conducted on the effectiveness of job satisfaction practices in improving employee performance and in addition, a study should also be conducted across all educational institutions to find out perceived factors influencing job satisfaction among teachers.