Predicting job satisfaction of senior secondary school teachers by workplace climate: A case of rivers state, Nigeria
Irene N Adikom, Dr. SC Anyamele
This study investigated the extent to which workplace climate predicts job satisfaction of senior secondary school teachers in Rivers State, Nigeria. Four research questions and four null hypotheses guided the study. The study adopted a correlational research design. A sample of 770 teachers was drawn for the study through simple and cluster sampling techniques. Two self designed instruments titled “Workplace Climate Scale” (WCS), and “Teachers’ Job Satisfaction Scale” (TJSS) were used for data collection. Face and content validities of the instruments were determined. Multiple and simple regression, ANOVA table for regression and t-values associated with the respective beta values at 0.05 alpha level were used for data analysis. The study found among others that workplace climate (leadership, communication and motivation) jointly contributes significantly to teachers’ job satisfaction, etc. Based on the findings, three (3) relevant recommendations were made among which is that school principals should encourage their teachers by involving them in decision making of their schools, Government should as a matter of urgency embark upon upward review of teachers’ salaries in Nigeria, etc.