The Influence of Job Satisfaction on Employee Commitment at Teachers Service Commission- Kenya
In recent times there has been a convergence of interest on the efforts by organisations to examine conditions or factors that foster greater job satisfaction and that will make positive contributions to the organisation. This study sought to determine the level of job satisfaction and its influence on commitment of employees of Teacher’s Service Commission. The study had one objective; to determine the level of job satisfaction and its influence on commitment of employees of Teacher’s Service Commission. This study adopted a Descriptive survey design. The Target population comprised of all the employees of the Teachers Service Commission. There are 2966 employees of the secretariat at all levels. This study targeted employees at all levels of management, middle level and subordinate employees of the Teacher’s Service Commission. The study collected both primary and secondary data. A semi-structured questionnaire was used to collect data. The Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) was used for analysis of data and for descriptive analysis, percentages and frequency distributions were used. Correlation analysis was performed to reveal the contribution of each following variables as determinants of employee commitment. Satisfaction was measured using the job description index (JDI) developed by Smith (1969). The study concluded that job satisfaction moderates the relationship between organizational commitment and job performance and that job satisfaction is important in helping an organisation improve employee commitment to their performance. The study recommended that the Teachers Service Commission should find ways of collaborating with stakeholders like the government agencies and other non-profit making institutions in order to facilitate the implementation of employee job satisfaction among its staff.
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