Team work and performance appraisal as predictors of job satisfaction of secondary school teachers in Obio/Akpor local government area of rivers state
Dr. Glory N Amadi, Dr. Hanson Manuabuchi Ukaegbu
This study investigated the extent team work and performance appraisal predicted job satisfaction of secondary school teachers in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State, Nigeria. Correlation design was adopted for the study. Three research questions and three null corresponding hypotheses guided the conduct of the study at 0.05 alpha level. A sample of 250 public school secondary teachers was drawn from the population through simple random sampling technique. Two instruments which are Human Resources Practices Questionnaire (HRPQ) and Teacher’ Job Satisfaction Inventory (TJSI) were used for data collection. Simple and multiple regression statistics were used for data analysis. All data were subjected to analysis using statistical package for social science (SPSS). Results showed that; team work and performance appraisal collectively and independently predicted job satisfaction of secondary school teachers in the locale of the study. Based on the findings, three recommendations were made which are: Regular assessment of teachers’ performance should be practiced by school administrators; teachers should ensure that they establish good working relationship with their colleagues for cross fertilization of ideas and maximum productivity; upward review of teachers’ salaries in Nigeria should be carried out by government.