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Journal: International Journal of Advanced Research (Vol.7, No. 9)

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Page : 1375-1388

Keywords : Motivation Job Satisfaction Secondary Private Teachers.;

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The study investigated teachers? motivation and job satisfaction in private secondary schools in Rivers State. Four research questions and four hypotheses guided the study. Correlational research design was used for the study. The population of the study was 4688 teachers while the sample was 469 teachers representing 10% of the total population. The instruments developed for the study were ?Teachers? Motivation Variable and Job Satisfaction Questionnaire (TMVJSQ)?. Test re-test method was used to establish the reliability of the instrument using Pearson Product Moment Correlation which yield a reliability coefficient of 0.77. Also, Pearson Product Moment Correlation was used to answer the research questions while regression analysis was employed to test the hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance. The findings showed that there is positive and significant relationship between teachers? motivation variables (housing needs, salary, job security and promotion) and job satisfaction. Hence, the study recommends amongst other things that Teachers? housing needs should be provided to enhance their teaching performance in schoolsand for effective job satisfaction. The study concluded that teachers? motivation variables such as housing needs, salary, job security and promotion relate positively with job satisfaction of teachers? in Private secondary schools in Rivers State. That is, to promote teachers? satisfaction their incentives and working conditions should be taken into consideration for optimum performance; since job performance depend on the extent of satisfaction in teaching profession.

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