Factors influencing teachers job satisfaction in public primary schools in Mukurweini District, Kenya
Wanjagua, Bernard K
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The purpose of the study was to investigate factors influencing teachers' job , satisfaction in public primary school in Mukurwe-ini district, Kenya. The factors investigated by the study were: age, level of education, working conditions, work load as well as remuneration. The study was based on Herzberg's two factor theory of job satisfaction. Descriptive Survey design was selected for this study because it was not possible to control the independent variables in the study. The study targeted 455 teachers employed by the TSC in 65 public primary schools within Mukurweini District. Using stratified random sampling, the researcher arrived at a sample of 137 teachers. Data was collected using a structured questionnaire, data analysis was performed using SPSS and results presented in frequencies, percentages, mean, standard deviation in form of tables, graphs and charts. The study found that age did not have any influence on teachers' job satisfaction. Educational levels as well as working conditions were also found to have no influence on job satisfaction. The work load) and remuneration were the only two factors found to be statistically significant as determinants of job satisfaction. The study concluded that despite the teachers registering an overall dissatisfaction with the working conditions, most teachers were satisfied with various aspects of their working conditions such as sanitary facilities and security. On the influence of remuneration, the researcher concluded that attributed it to the . pay rise promised to the teachers by the government which was still unresolved at the time of the study. The researcher recommended that the government through the ministry of education should employ more teachers to reduce the work load and that the government through the ministry of finance should come up with a reasonable remuneration scheme to avoid the periodic teachers' strike.