FACTORS INFLUENCING TEACHER JOB SATISFACTION AND COMMITMENT AT SENIOR HIGH SCHOOLS IN THE GREATER ACCRA REGION, GHANA

Divine Komla Vulley

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This paper examines the determinants of teacher’s job satisfaction and the implications on their job commitment. The study concentrated on pre-tertiary school teachers in the Greater Accra region, Ghana. Quantitative survey approach based on positivist philosophies research design was adopted in gathering data. Over 96% (676) participated fully in answering questionnaire from a sampling frame of 700. For the analysis of data, a number of descriptive statistical tests and in combination of Exploratory Factor Analysis (EFA) and Confirmation Factor Analysis (CFA) was used. The main tools used were mean, standard deviation, frequency and Ordinary Least Squares (OLS) regression. The findings generally shows teachers are satisfied with their job profession intrinsically and this had impacted on their commitment level. However, extrinsically, results indicates teachers are not satisfied especially in the area of salary and other rewards and better conditions of service; career advancement; recognition and promotion policy; among others. Notwithstanding, the results have shown that teachers were committed to their professional job basically due to the love of the job and the students they teach.

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teachers, school, senior high, determinants; satisfaction; commitment; performance

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