JOB SATISFACTION AS A DETERMINANT OF TEACHERSâ€™ COMMITMENT IN BASIC SHOOLS IN ILORIN WEST LOCAL GOVERNMENT, KWARA STATE, NIGERIA
Keywords:Job satisfaction, Salary, Promotion, Fringe Benefits, Teachersâ€™ commitment
This study examined job satisfaction as a determinant of teachersâ€™ commitment in basic schools in Ilorin West Local Government, Kwara State, Nigeria. Four hypothesis were tested at 0.05 level of significance. The study adopted descriptive research design of survey type. Stratified sampling technique was used to draw 14(32.6%) upper basic schools and 22(33.3%) lower basic schools out of the 43 and 64such schools respectively in the LGA. Ten teachers were randomly sampled from each of the 36 sampled schools; while the 14 principals, 42 vice principals, 22 head teachers and 36 assistant head teachers in the sampled schools were automatically sampled. This gave a total sample size of 474 respondents. Job Satisfaction Questionnaire (JSQ) and Teachersâ€™ Commitment Questionnaire (TCQ) were used to collect data for the study. The JSQ and TCQ were validated and tested for reliability. Reliability coefficients of 0.84 and 0.81 respectively were obtained. Pearson Product moment Correlation was used to analyse the data. The findings of the study revealed that there was a significant relationship between job satisfaction and teachersâ€™ commitment in basic schools in Ilorin West Local Government, Kwara State,Nigeria. Based on the findings, the study recommended that Kwara State Government should prioritize effective provision of motivation to basic school teachers to make them develop high sense of job satisfaction which would enhance high commitment to the job; and consequently, discharge their official duties in a way which would enhance studentsâ€™ academic performance.