Assessing Job Satisfaction and Morale among Teachers: Case Study of Kumasi Metropolis and Atwima Nwabiagya District Education

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The aim of the study was to survey teachers and educational workers on the factors that affect teachers satisfaction, job satisfaction at the work place, study teachers perception about their pay, condition of service, job security, status and also investigate what teachers perceive as factors that influence their job satisfaction. Questionnaires were used to elicit information from 167 teachers in Kumasi Metropolis and Atwima Nwabiagya District Assembly. Findings from the study indicated that salaries of teachers were generally low as compared to other professions. However, more than half (55.7%) of the respondent reported that they were satisfied with the teaching profession whiles almost a third of the respondent (33.7%) reported that they were unsatisfied or very unsatisfied with the teaching profession. The study also showed that teachers who had job security and have received promotion with increase in salary were likely to be satisfied with the teaching profession. Results of the study also show that the working environment of the teachers is not convenient for staff as a result of lack of facilities which will facilitate the delivery of better service to the pupils. It was also evident that not one single factor will provide job satisfaction but a combination of factors, and for which if one of the factors is neglected the service delivery of teachers can become flawed. There is therefore the need for teachers and government to have a look at some of the other variables that affect the teaching profession.
A Thesis submitted to the Institute of Distance Learning, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Commonwealth Executive Masters in Business Administration