Relationship between Factors Contributing to Teachers’ Job Satisfaction and Academic Achievement among Secondary Schools in Homa-Bay County, Kenya


  • Joshua Ogal Kabarak University
  • John N. Ochola Kabarak University
  • Ronald Chepkilot Kabarak University
  • Jackson J. Kitetu Kabarak University



Factors of job satisfaction, academic achievement & Teachers.


The study analyzed the relationship between factors contributing to teachers’ job satisfaction and academic performance among public secondary schools in Homa-Bay County. The study emanates from a background of dismal academic performance of secondary schools as alleged by Ministry of Education Report (2011) and constant complaints of working conditions by teachers. A sample of 32 secondary schools was randomly selected from the population of 300 public schools for the study. Data was collected by a Minnesota Satisfaction Questionnaire (MSQ) and was analyzed by use of descriptive and inferential statistics.  The analysis of variance tests was done at 0.05alpha level of significance. Findings revealed that factors of job satisfaction were job security, work environment, nature of work, technical supervision, recognition, and further training opportunity. It was also found that academic performance is pegged on teachers’ job satisfaction. From the findings of this study the researcher recommends improving teachers’ job satisfaction and academic performance in Homa-Bay County; the government should improve salary and allowances of teachers, the result shows that most of the teachers still work in a deplorable conditions, the ministry of education should encourage strong parental and community support through parent teacher association and Board of Management,  These bodies should ensure that secondary schools are well equipped with necessary learning facilities for quality education and improved academic performance. It is hoped that the findings of this study may be useful to the Ministry of Education, personnel involved in decision making, policy formulation and implementation, and secondary school principals towards making sure that teachers are satisfied for schools to perform highly and towards realizing the vision 2030 in education sector.


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Joshua Ogal, John N. Ochola, Ronald Chepkilot, & Jackson J. Kitetu. (2015). Relationship between Factors Contributing to Teachers’ Job Satisfaction and Academic Achievement among Secondary Schools in Homa-Bay County, Kenya. Kabarak Journal of Research & Innovation, 3(2), 43–56.

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