Moderating Variables as Predictors of Teachers’ Job Satisfaction and Performance in Government Secondary Schools in North-Central Geopolitical Zone of Nigeria

Dr Isaiah Iornenge Shamo


The study adopted survey research design to examine moderating variables as predictors of teachers’ job satisfaction and performance in government secondary schools in North Central Nigeria. The population for the study comprised professional teachers in government secondary schools across six states and FCT in the North Central geo-political zone of Nigeria. Stratified random sampling procedure was used to draw a sample size of 384 teachers. Two instruments, Job Satisfaction Inventory for Teachers (JOSIT) and Teachers’ Job Performance Inventory (TEJOPI), were used for data collection. The reliability of the instrument was determined through test retest method using Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficient which yielded reliability indices of 0.84 and 0.81 for JOSIT and TEJOPI respectively. Three hypotheses were formulated to guide the study. Data generated was analyzed using analysis of variance (ANOVA) and t-test statistics. Findings revealed, among others, that there was significant mean score difference in teachers’ job satisfaction on the basis of age, but no significant mean score difference in teachers’ job performance with respect to age. The study recommended, among others, that educational administrators should take due cognizance of age bracket in assigning responsibilities to enhance and sustain teachers’ job satisfaction.

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