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MOTIVATION AND JOB SATISFACTION AMONG PHYSICS TEACHERS IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS

MOTIVATION AND JOB SATISFACTION AMONG PHYSICS TEACHERS IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS

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ABSTRACT

The research design adopted was a survey research design. The population of the study was twenty (20) Biology teachers in the nine (9) public secondary schools. Motivational Variables and Job Satisfaction among Physics Teacher Questionnaire (MVJSAPTQ). Was the instrument used to collect data for this study and the data collected were analyzed using Pearson Product Moment Correlation Co-efficient (PPMC).

The result from this finding showed a significant influence of the variables investigated. Thus, students whose teachers are well motivated performed better than those that their teachers were not.

 

CHAPTER ONE

INTRODUCTION

1.1 Background to the Study

Certainly, motivational variables are crucial ingredients to long term growth of Every Educational System around the world (Colobe, 2015). It is a generally agreed that teachers constitute the pivot of any school system.

Effectiveness is the extents to which a teacher achieves and made the input of his position assuming that output have been identified and made measureable actually. Many teachers cannot easily develop self-efficient within Educational Setting because of lack of job motivational variables.

 

Motivations to work are very essential in the working behaviour of teachers. These essentials form the fundamental driving forces in their working ability of government. Also, their related agencies to meet the teachers needs so as to improve their teaching performance and productivity perhaps they assumed that teachers reward are in heaven.

 

Okonkwo (2016) stated that teacher who is not satisfied with their jobs. Withdraw to other jobs which they believe might satisfy their needs. This is the situation in Nigeria, especially this study area where teachers indulge in other activities during and after school teachers that are detrimental to their professional calling.

Since job satisfaction from the basis for workers decision about their work-whether they remain or quit. The parameter, for measuring teachers’ job satisfaction in the teaching profession could be in their length of service.

However, maintaining a high level of workers job satisfaction is vital in increasing organization productivity. Job satisfaction is an acceptable and happy work condition. This implies that job satisfaction in imperative for the achievement of educational goals. (Emenike, 2013).

 

Furthermore, much concern has he expressed by societies over the continuous reduction in abilities of students. This is evident in the poor academic performance of public secondary school students. It appears that most secondary School teachers are not doing their duties effectively and this affect the level of students’ performance.

 

Nevertheless, experts, educationists, economist, stakeholders and literature seem to agree that there is a close relationship between Job performance and job satisfaction of workers.

Okonkwo (2016) asserted that people will be motivated to perform their jobs effectively to the extent to which they are satisfied with their jobs. This shows that job satisfaction will lead to improvement of teacher performance. Which in turn will result to improved students academic performance.

 

Assigning responsibilities to teachers according to their competence, and the recognition of teachers’ efforts in the school system could be source of teachers’ motivation. This could also lead to teachers’ job satisfaction as well as better teachers’ performance in carrying out assigned responsibilities.

 

Recent research for several decades of rapid and educational fields. Gupte and Giehlawwat (2013). Indeed, the study of satisfaction and motivation in education is general and among teachers in particular has attracted the interest of many researches. Much literature addresses the importance of teachers job satisfaction and motivation. Including its effect on their retention, attrition and absenteeism (Dupre and Day, 2007. Perrachione, Duosser and Petersen 2008), their productivity, creativity and performance (Ellickson, 2008) and their well-being.

(Akhta and Naavi 2010) satisfied and motivated and attainment. This has effect in students’ academic performances in physics.

 

MOTIVATION AND JOB SATISFACTION AMONG PHYSICS TEACHERS IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS

1.2 Statement of Problem

The Head teachers (principals) have expressed concern that Oruk Anam Secondary schools have a shortage of teachers. Especially, physics teachers, left the classrooms for better paid jobs in the past months. Most physics teachers in Oruk Anam are learning the teaching profession to have up jobs in other cases.

Teachers’ turnover is also evident from the shortage of teachers in secondary schools. There is also little information on the job satisfaction of teachers in specific subject. Therefore, this study explore the teachers job satisfaction levels in terms of the five job factors namely work content, remuneration, work environment recognition and interpersonal relations.

 

1.3   Purpose of the Study

Generally, this study is to investigate the motivation and job satisfaction among physics teachers in secondary schools.

The specific objects include the following

  1. Ascertain the relationship between regular payment of salaries and job satisfaction among physics teachers in secondary schools.
  2. Determine the relationship between lonely condition and job satisfaction among physics teachers in secondary schools.
  3. Examine the relationship between teachers promotion on job satisfaction among physics teachers in secondary schools.

 

1.4   Research Hypotheses

  1. There is no significant relationship between regular payment of salaries and job satisfaction among physics teacher in secondary schools salaries
  2. There is significant relationship between lonely condition and job satisfaction and job satisfaction among physics teachers in secondary schools.
  3. There is no significant relationship between teachers promotion on job satisfaction among physics teachers in secondary schools.

 

1.5 Significance of the Study

This research will be of immense benefits to teachers, educationist, students, school administrators, researcher and stakeholders in educational sector in the following ways.

It meet the need to investigate school teachers in all subject and it gives teachers in all subjects opportunity to express their feelings and view regarding job satisfaction and motivate. Also it hope that recommendation of study will contribute to the formulation of new governmental policies. Thus, in order to enhance job satisfaction and motivates it teachers and to ensure that civil servants are more satisfied.

 

Data from the study will also be important to the policy makers at the Teacher Service Commission (TSC) concerning promotion of teachers, and other incentives and the school practitioners (Administrators and Managers).

Further the study findings provide administrators with better understanding on how to handle teachers’ desire to work in. lastly, the research findings of this study could be important to other scholars who may wish to study the area.

 

1.6 Limitation of the Study

There were some limitations to the timely realization of the objects of the study. There were inadequate finance, insufficient research materials on the topic of the research, researcher’s academic work load and other extraneous variable.

 

1.7 Operational Definition of Terms

Motivational Variables: Work Motivational variables refer to the psychological process that influences individual behaviour with respect to the attainment of workplace goals and tasks.

Job Satisfaction: This is the degree to which people are happy with their workers. It is an emotional affective personal response, which is as a result of the estimation of the degree to which some facts or career reality is congruent or incongruent with value.

 

CONCLUSION

In conclusion, this study aimed to investigate motivation and job satisfaction among physics teachers in secondary schools. Based on the data collected and the results analyzed, it shows that motivational variables influences job satisfaction among physics teachers in Oruk Anam Local Government Area. This is to imply that, teachers’ salaries, work condition and promotions significantly influence job satisfaction among physics teachers.

 

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