RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN JOB SATISFACTION AND COMMITMENT AMONG SECONDARY SCHOOL COUNSELLORS IN ANAMBRA STATE, NIGERIA

Chinyelu Nwokolo, Ada Anyamene

Abstract


The study was conducted to determine the relationship between job satisfaction and job commitment among secondary school Counsellors in Anambra State, Nigeria. Three research questions guided the study. Correlational research design was adopted by the researcher. A total of 188 secondary school Counsellors formed the population of the study. Findings from the study showed among others, that secondary school Counsellors in Anambra State are satisfied and committed to their job. The researcher made some recommendations which include; designing counselling job in such a way that it will be more challenging for counsellors to take responsibilities of their job outcomes.

 

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job commitment, job satisfaction, relationship, school counsellors

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