Determinants of Job Satisfaction among Mathematics and Science Teachers in Kwara State Senior Secondary Schools, Nigeria.
This paper examined the Determinants of Job Satisfaction among Mathematics and Science Teachers in Kwara State Senior Secondary Schools, Nigeria. A survey research design was employed and four research questions were raised to guide the study. The instrument for data collection was a researcher designed 30 items questionnaire with a reliability coefficient of 0.78 and structured interview. A total of three hundred (300) copies of questionnaire were distributed to the respondents but only 245 were duly filled and returned. Twenty teachers were also interviewed and the data collected was analyzed using descriptive statistics. The findings revealed that among teaching related job satisfiers, adequate recognition by the society was rated highest by the respondents followed by remuneration. It was also discovered that the teachers in the state are not satisfied with their working conditions, the welfare package, working environment to mention but a few. Based on the findings, the study recommended among others that Kwara state government should address the issue of low salary package of teachers in the state. In addition, the government should also try to look at how the teachers’ welfare and general condition of service can be improved upon as most teachers expressed dissatisfaction with the present working conditions in the state.
Keywords: Determinant, Job satisfaction, Teacher’s morale, Remuneration, Working condition.