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Factors Affecting Job Satisfaction of Public Secondary School Teachers in the Philippines

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Background of the study
Teachers play a very crucial role in achieving the objectives of Philippines’ vision 2020. Disgruntled teachers who are not satisfied with their job could not be committed and productive and would not be performing at the best of their capabilities. Teaching profession is facing problems related to teachers’ job satisfaction. The general perception is that teachers in the government school are dissatisfied with their profession. They are said to be dissatisfied with teaching in the government schools. If the claim is true that the government school teachers are dissatisfied, what then is this dissatisfaction? In what aspects are they satisfied? Therefore, it is necessary to probe into this matter through a careful study. Problems:

The questions that this study seeks to probe are as follows: i) What is the level of job satisfaction of secondary school teachers in the Philippines related to their teaching profession? ii) What are some of the factors that affect job satisfaction of secondary school teachers in the Philippines?

Null Hypothesis
i) Is there any significant difference between the job satisfaction of the secondary school teachers in the Philippines by gender, academic and professional qualification, tenure in service, career development stage and place of origin? ii) What is the relationship between the work dimensions or factors with teachers’ job satisfaction and is there any significant difference between the work dimensions or factors with some of the teacher characteristics as identified in question one?

Theoretical Framework

The term Job Satisfaction is generally used in organizational endeavor in business management. One of the senses signs of deteriorating conditions in an organization is low job satisfaction (Keith Devi, 1993). Job Satisfaction is the favourableness or unfavourableness with which employees view their work (Bruneberg, 1976). It signifies the amount of agreement between one's...