THE LEVEL OF JOB SATISFACTION OF SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHERS IN TRANSMARA WEST SUB-COUNTY, KENYA
This study was undertaken to find out secondary school teachers’ level of job satisfaction in Transmara West District, Kenya. This research adopted a Cross- sectional design with stratified random sampling technique to select the target schools. Out of the 16 registered public secondary schools, 130 respondents were selected from a population of 182 teachers. Data was collected by the use of questionnaires and analyzed using both descriptive and inferential statistics. The study revealed that majority of secondary school teachers in Transmara west district were male (62.5%) and that most had professional qualification. It further revealed that the level of job satisfaction among respondents was very low. A notable policy implication of these findings was that there was need to tackle gender parity, implement policies, improve teachers’ salaries and other fringe benefits in line with the economic trends and inflations and encourage school principals to increase morale of teachers by recognizing them and showing appreciation whenever they excel. Finally, teachers’ motivation could be enhanced if they are given some considerable autonomy and trust.