Kehinde Morufdeen Odediji, Ige Oloruntoba Bamikole, Olujide Akinwumi Afolabi, Haastrup Timilehin Ekundayo


This study investigated teachers’ job satisfaction and teachers’ job performance in secondary schools in Osun State. Specifically, the study investigated the relationship between each of the variables of job satisfaction such as salary payment, recognition, promotion and teachers’ job performance in secondary schools in Osun State. The descriptive survey research design was adopted in this study. The population of this study consisted of all the teachers in the public secondary schools. The sample for the study consisted of 750 teachers from 30 public secondary schools in Osun State. The sample was selected using a multistage sampling procedure. Two research instruments tagged “Teachers’ Job Satisfaction Questionnaire” (TJSQ) and “Teachers’ Job Performance Questionnaire” (TJPQ) were used to collect relevant data for the study. The face and content validity of the instruments was ensured. The reliability of instruments was ensured using the test-retest method. Reliability coefficients of 0.81 and 0.84 were got for TJSQ and TJPQ respectively. The data collected through the instruments were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. The hypotheses were tested using inferential statistics of Pearson’s Product Moment Correlation (PPMC). All hypotheses were tested at a 0.05 level of significance. The findings of the study revealed that teachers’ job satisfaction and job performance were related while variables of job satisfaction such as recognition and promotion were related to teachers’ job performance. It was recommended among others that government and the school management should give more priority to teacher job satisfaction through recognition and promotion as and when due towards improving the job performance of the teachers.


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