Job satisfaction and teacher effectiveness in selected secondary schools in Trans Mara west District, Kenya

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Kampala International University. College of Education, Open & Distance Learning
Significantly, job satisfaction and motivation are very essential to the continuing growth of educational systems around the world. This study is therefore undertaken to find the level of job satisfaction and teacher effectiveness in Transmara West District, Kenya. This research adopted a Cross-sectional design with stratified random sampling technique to select the target schools. Out of the 16 registered public secondary schools, 130 respondents were selected from a population of 182 teachers. Data was collected by the use of questionnaires and analyzed using both descriptive and inferential statistics. The study revealed that majority of secondary school teachers in Transmara west district were male (62.5%) and that most had professional qualifications of either a Degree or Diploma in Education. The study further revealed that the level of job satisfaction among the respondents was very low. On teacher effectiveness, results have shown that the degree of teacher effectiveness is good. This is because majority of the respondents said they effectively did their duties. A notable policy implication of these findings is that there is need to tackle gender parity, implement policies, improve teachers’ salaries and other fringe benefits in line with the economic trends and inflations and encourage school principals to increase Morale of teachers by recognizing them and showing appreciation whenever they excel. Finally, teachers’ motivation could be enhanced if they are given some considerable autonomy and trust by their super ordinates.
A thesis presented to the School of postgraduate studies and Research Kampala International University Kampala, Uganda in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree Master of Educational Management and Administration
Job satisfaction, Teacher effectiveness, Kenya