Job Satisfaction and Motivation among Teachers of Kiharu District in Kenya

Leah Muthoni Njiru


Effective teaching to realize the educational objectives demands motivated and satisfied teachers yet majority of teachers in Kenya have always portrayed lack of motivation at their places of work. This is evident in their instability in the teaching profession and low morale in performing their teaching tasks and consequently, unsatisfactory performance in the daily school duties and responsibilities. People do not develop their potential if their esteem is low when one feels unappreciated at their work they are unlikely to be creative. Scholars have observed that teachers lack motivation at their work place leads to poor performance in their duties as teachers which consequently affects students’ performance especially in the national examinations. However despite these observations, it is not clear which factors account for teachers’ motivation and job satisfaction in Kenya. This study therefore, investigated the factors which influence motivation and job satisfaction among secondary school teachers in order to enhance performance and consequently raise academic standards.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2014.v5n5p135

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