CONDITIONS OF SERVICE, IN-SERVICE TRAINING AND SCHOOL CLIMATE AS PREDICTORS OF SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHERS’ JOB SATISFACTION IN OGUN STATE, NIGERIA

Christiana Toyin Oduwole, Olalekan Sunday Ekunday

Abstract


This study examined conditions of service, in-service training and school climate as predictors of secondary school teachers’ job satisfaction in Ogun State, Nigeria. Descriptive survey design of the causal comparative type was used. The population of the study comprised 15,416 public secondary school teachers’ in Ogun State, South-West, Nigeria. Using simple random sampling technique, a total of 1700 public secondary school teachers’ were chosen across Ogun West, East and Central Senatorial Districts in Ogun State. This represents 11.03% of the population size. Purposive sampling technique was used for choosing public secondary schools investigated. From Ogun East, 30 public secondary schools were chosen, 27 public secondary schools were chosen from Ogun Central while 25 public secondary schools were chosen from Ogun West making a total of 82 public secondary schools. The study used researcher’s developed questionnaire; titled: Conditions of Service Questionnaire (COSQ), In-Service Training Questionnaire (ISTQ), School Climate Questionnaire (SCQ) and Teachers’ Job Satisfaction Questionnaire (TJSQ).  A reliability coefficients of 0.68, 0.72, 0.70, and 0.81 realized attests that the instruments were reliable for use to achieve the stated purpose of the study. The inferential statistics of multiple regression was used for the analysis of the data in respect of the research questions and hypotheses at 0.05 significance level. The findings revealed that there is significant influence of (regular staff promotion, regular payment of fringe benefits and salary, in-service training and school climate) on teachers’ job satisfaction in Ogun State, Nigeria. Out of five variables examined four were found to be significant and strongly determine teachers’ job satisfaction. Payment of fringe benefits was positive but not significantly enough to determine teachers’ job satisfaction. About 52% of the variance in teachers’ job satisfaction was accounted for by the linear combination of the independent variables. It was recommended that salary of teachers should be paid promptly to enable them concentrate on their job for effective delivery. The government and school management should ensure regular promotion of teachers promptly. The government and school management should motivate teachers by surprise packages such as soft loans, free medical care, free accommodation etc which will spur them to enhance their job performance.


Keywords


Staff Promotion, Fringe Benefits, Salary, In-Service Training, School Climate, Teachers’ Job Satisfaction.

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