By Dr Moyosola Jude Akomolafe & Abolarin Oluwakemi Ibidapo
This study examined the relationship between job satisfaction and teachers’ effectiveness in secondary schools in Osun State, Nigeria. Two research questions were raised for the study, and one hypothesis was tested at 0.05 level of significance. The survey type of descriptive research design was adopted for the study. The population consisted of seven thousand one hundred and fifty secondary school teachers in Osun State, Nigeria. Multistage sampling technique was used to select four hundred and fifty secondary school teachers that constituted the study sample. The Teacher Job Satisfaction Questionnaire (TJSQ) and Teacher Effectiveness Questionnaire (TEQ) were used for data collection. The instruments were validated and reliability coefficients of TJSQ and TEQ were 0.76 and 0.75 respectively. Data collected were analysed using descriptive statistics and Pearson Product Moment Correlation (PPMC). Findings of this study revealed that job satisfaction and teachers’ effectiveness were generally low among secondary school teachers in Osun State. In addition, there was a significant relationship between job satisfaction and teachers’ effectiveness. Based on the findings, it was recommended that government and educational administrators should use appropriate strategies, such as prompt payment of salaries, promotion and in service training, to enhance job satisfaction of secondary school teachers.