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ERIC Number: EJ1135599
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2161-7252
Inner-City Independent Schools Educators' Job Satisfaction and Their Motivation to Quit
Maforah, Tsholofelo Paulinah
Journal of International Education and Leadership, v5 n2 Fall 2015
This study aims to investigate the levels of job satisfaction of educators in the inner-city independent schools of Johannesburg and their motivation for leaving their jobs. A quantitative method was used for the study. A questionnaire was distributed to 100 educators from five schools that were randomly selected from a sample of twenty inner-city independent schools that were conveniently and purposefully selected within a 5km radius of each other. The theoretical framework of the research was based on needs theories by Maslow and Alderfer. The results show that the educators have a high level of dissatisfaction, as a result of the lack or inadequate satisfaction of lower-end needs. The educators also show low motivation to perform their jobs due to inadequate satisfaction of higher end needs. A number of propositions to the principals, the directors and owners of the schools about ways that will increase the level of job satisfaction and reduce staff turn-over were made at the end of this discussion.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Africa (Johannesburg)
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