Factors Causing High Job Satisfaction among the Teacher Counselors in Selected Public Secondary Schools of Kiambaa Division, Kiambu County, KenyaJournal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.3, No. 10)
Publication Date: 2014-10-05
Authors : Kimaru Graceann Wanjiru; Chege Moses Gichuho;
Page : 1073-1076
Keywords : Factors; High Job Satisfaction; Teacher Counselors; Kiambu County; Kenya;
The primary purpose of the study was to identify factors causing job satisfaction among the teacher counselors in selected public secondary schools in selected public secondary schools in Kiambaa division, Kiambu district. The researcher identified factors contributing to job satisfaction of teacher counselors. These factors include recognition for work done, level of supervision, relationship with stakeholders, communication system, and sense of achievement, autonomy, task variety, and significance. The study used descriptive research design. Simple random sampling technique was used to select the sample. The primary data was collected through a questionnaire designed by the researcher and six point Likert scale was used to rate the job satisfaction levels. From the study, relationship with stakeholders, recognition by the principal for work done and opportunity to work with minimum supervision were identified as the major factors contributing most to job satisfaction. It recommends organization of in- service courses by the employer (TSC) in liaison with the Ministry of Education for the untrained teacher counselors and also for the advancement of the trained teacher counselors.
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