Fatima, Kaneez. (2002). Job Satisfaction among Secondary School Teachers- An Investigation. Unpublished. Ph.D., Education. Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad.
Objectives of the study were : 1. To study the degree of job satisfaction of the secondary school teachers. 2. To compare the attitude of teachers at the different media schools. 3. To suggest ways and means to improve the existing situation so as to make the teacher enthusiastic, contended and dedicated.
Hypotheses formulated for the study: 1. There will be normal distribution of degree of satisfaction about the job of secondary school teachers of Aurangabad district. 2. Secondary school teachers serving in aided schools are more satisfied than those serving in non-aided schools. 3. There is no significant difference between the attitude of secondary school teachers of aided school belonging to different media.
Out of 429 secondary schools in Aurangabad district 39 were selected for the study. Out of a sample of 770 teachers selected out of 3525, 350 teachers responded. The medium was distribution of the selected school is Marathi- 15, Urdu- 14, English- 8 and Hindi- 2. The respondent 350 teachers were also distributed against different media as Marathi medium- 140, Urdu- 115, English- 80 and Hindi- 15. Stratified random sampling technique was employed for drawing the samples.
The tool used for this study was a standardized test scale for studying job satisfaction by Dr.(Mrs.) Meera Dixit, cutting across intrinsic aspects, salary service conditions and promotion, physical facilities, Institutional plan and policies, satisfaction with authorities, social status and family welfare, rapport with students and relationship with co-workers. The tool was translated in different languages and used.
t- test was used for testing each hypothesis. Chi- square was used to examine the degree of job satisfaction.
Findings of the study were: 1. Teachers working at secondary school level have been found satisfied with their jobs to a great extent. 2. No significant difference has been found in the degrees of job satisfaction of a. Male and female secondary school teachers b. Married and un-married school teachers 3. Teachers working in the schools situated in urban areas have been found more satisfied with their jobs than those working in semi-urban areas. 4. Urdu medium secondary school teachers working in aided and non-aided schools have been found to have equal degrees of satisfaction. 5. In case of Marathi medium teachers the level of job satisfaction was found significantly higher in aided schools than in non-aided schools. 6. No significant difference has been found between the English medium teachers of aided and non- aided secondary schools. 7. English, Marathi and Hindi medium teachers have been found more satisfied than Urdu medium teachers. 8. No significant difference has been found in the degree of job satisfaction between English, Hindi, and Marathi medium teachers.
Keyword(s): Job Satisfaction, Secondary School Teachers,