Staff relationships and job satisfaction in private primary schools in Kampala District, Central Division
Abalo, Alice Corom
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This study was set out to investigate the Staff relations and job satisfaction of teachers in the selected private primary schools in Kampala district. The study focused on three objectives: the effect of head teacher-to-teacher relationship on job satisfaction; the effect of teacher-to-teacher relationship on job satisfaction and effect of teacher-to-non-teaching staff on job satisfaction in private primary schools. The study used both qualitative and quantitative approach guided by a cross sectional survey design involving a number of 147 respondents. Data was collected using questionnaires. The variables of the study were tested using Pearson Correlation co-efficient index. The findings revealed that headteacher-to-teacher relationship positively influenced job satisfaction of teachers in primary schools at the one percent level of significance. The researcher concluded that when managers’ relationships is good with the subordinates in an institute, job satisfaction in also likely to be good. Hence, the need to improve and vary leadership staff relationships styles to suit the situations as they arise. The researcher recommended that the government through the Ministry of Education and Sports should encourage good headteacher to teacher relationship and other managers to strengthen decision making with the aim of developing institutions through job satisfaction. More so, the government through the Ministry of Education should encourage teachers to interact freely in areas of academic, social and economic circles to improve on their job performance. Also the study recommended that headteachers, teachers and non-teaching staff should be encouraged to advise one another over key issues arising in schools if teachers’ job satisfaction is to be realized.