Relationship Between Teacher Job Satisfaction and Productivity in the Asante Akim South District of the Ashanti Region of Ghana


  •  Felix Senyametor    
  •  Vincent Mensah Minadzi    
  •  Lydia Aframea Dankyi    
  •  Regina Sally Maison    

Abstract

The aim of this study was to assess how basic school teachers’ job satisfaction relates to their productivity in the Asante Akim South District of the Ashanti Region of Ghana. The descriptive design was employed in conducting the study. The population covered all the Basic School teachers in the Asante Akim South District. The sample size was 217, made up of 179 males and 38 females. A questionnaire was used to collect data from respondents. Data analysis was done, using frequency and percentage counts as well as the Pearson Product Moment correlation. Key findings of the study indicated that majority (71.9%) of the respondents perceived that the government’s District Best Teacher award scheme only motivates a few teachers at the expense of the majority of teachers. Teachers’ level of job satisfaction shows a strong positive correlation with teacher productivity (r = 0.870, p = 0.020). In order to enhance teacher job satisfaction and productivity, it was recommended that the District Best Teacher award scheme should be made to cover at least 20% of teachers in the district instead of an individual so that majority of them would not feel unmotivated, neglected and unrecognized. Government should make teacher promotions and salaries relatively equitable and competitive with that of workers in other analogous institutions in the country in order to enhance their job satisfaction and productivity.



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  • ISSN(Print): 1927-5250
  • ISSN(Online): 1927-5269
  • Started: 2012
  • Frequency: bimonthly

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