A study on factors affecting teacher’s job satisfaction at primary and secondary schools in Kuala Lipis Pahang, a comparison / Muhammad Syifak Fisal

Fisal, Muhammad Syifak (2013) A study on factors affecting teacher’s job satisfaction at primary and secondary schools in Kuala Lipis Pahang, a comparison / Muhammad Syifak Fisal. Student Project. Faculty of Business and Management, Bandaraya Melaka. (Unpublished)

Abstract

This research was carried out to examine the combination of factors and comparison that affect satisfaction among secondary and primary school teachers at Kuala Lipis, Pahang. Job satisfaction among teachers seems to be declining even though there are continues initiative to help them. In present organizational culture, job satisfaction has emerged to be very important component of organizational performance. Job satisfaction can represent the moral of teachers in carrying their responsibilities and will directly affect their performance. The question arises thus, why exactly job satisfaction might be decline year by year. The scope of research is focusing on three factors that are working conditions, workload, and respect. This study involved 148 teachers among eight of school in Kuala Lipis Pahang. The instrument used in this research was a set of questionnaires. Result of the present observation showed that the most influential factors that affect teacher’s job satisfaction is the workload that they carry. Additional task has been given to teachers from time to time until they feel burden by it. The findings of this study indicate that working condition, workload, and respect can be an important factor toward job satisfaction. Based on the findings the researcher has come up with several type of recommendation to be taken as an action. First, organization such as the District Education Office and the Ministry of Education should be the one that constantly help solving teacher’s problems and take action to improve teaching environment, teaching aids materials, and also provide adequate training for teachers. Second, teachers themselves should take corrective action by identifies their problems and seek for help from others. Teachers also have to find a way to delegate their work to reduce the burden that can affect their teaching performance.

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