Effect of Teachers’ Job Satisfaction on Their Commitment: In Case of Selected Governmental Preparatory Schools of Bale Zone in Focus

Tahir Kedir


The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of teachers’ job satisfactions on their commitment in selected governmental Preparatory Schools of Bale Zone. Hence, it examined the levels of teachers’ job satisfaction, the relation with their commitments as well as the effect of teachers’ job satisfaction on their commitment in the selected governmental Preparatory Schools of Bale Zone. To accomplish this purpose, the study was employed a concurrent nested research design. A total of 86 individuals have participated in the study. Among them 70 teachers were included through simple random sampling technique. Additionally, 7 directors and supervisors and 9 woreda educational expertises’ were included through census technique. Questionnaire and interview were the main instruments of data collection. The analysis of the quantitative data was carried out by using percent, mean, standard deviation and Pearson product correlation coefficient. Pearson product correlation coefficient results revealed that there was a significant and positive relationship between teachers’ job satisfaction and commitment (r = .48, N = 70), teachers’, and directors, supervisors and woreda educational expertise’s of teachers are respondents. Higher levels of teachers’ job satisfaction were associated with higher levels commitment in the study area. Furthermore, teachers’ high job satisfaction had positive effect on teachers’ commitment, as opposite low job satisfaction had negative effect on teachers’ commitment, preparation and students’ learning outcomes, teacher retention and absenteeism. As the mean and standard deviation teachers’, and directors, supervisors’ and wereda Education office coordinators revealed that the level of teachers’ job was dissatisfied and affected by salary and benefits, management system, work characteristics and load, advancement and promotion and interrelationship (mean= 2.48, std deviation= 1.09). Based on the these findings, it can be recommended that, Woreda and Zone education Departments should give an opportunity of Educational training in regular program, provide necessary equipment and material on time, give fair incentives and different benefits for preparatory schools, making the School environment secular and provide the working conditions with refreshment facilities.

DOI: 10.7176/JRDM/72-05

Publication date: January 31st 2021

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