Integrity Research Journals

ISSN: 2636-5995
Model: Open Access/Peer Reviewed
DOI: 10.31248/IJET
Start Year: 2016

Determinants of job satisfaction of Colleges of Education Lecturers: A study of Nasarawa State College of Education, Akwanga   |   Article Number: 8A12F1AA1   |   Vol.1 (4) - October 2017

Received Date: 13 August 2017   |   Accepted Date: 05 September 2017  |   Published Date: 30 October 2017

Authors:  Rebecca I. Umaru and Danjuma A. Ombugus*

Keywords: College of education, determinants, job satisfaction, Lecturers, Nasarawa State.

The main purpose of this study was to determine the extent of job satisfaction among the lecturers of College of Education Akwanga, Nasarawa State. The study was guided by five research questions. Descriptive research design was adopted by the study. The population for the study consisted of 279 lecturers during the 2014/2015 academic session from the six schools of the college. A sample size of the population was taken from each school using simple random sampling technique to arrive at a sample size of 167 lecturers. A structured questionnaire divided into five sections was used for data collection. The questionnaire was face validated by five experts, three in the Department of Industrial Technical Education and two from the career unit in the Faculty of Vocational Teachers Education all from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. A reliability coefficient of 0.78 was obtained from Cronbach Alpha reliability technique to ascertain the internal consistency of the questionnaire items. The questionnaires were administered by the researchers. Mean and standard deviation were utilized to analyze the data collected, while T-test statistics was used to test the hypothesis at 0.05 level of significant. Findings of the study revealed that non regular salary payment, promotion opportunities, work environment, attainment of work goals, opportunity to growth and development among others are the determinants of job satisfaction of college of education lecturers. It is recommended that the college management should fulfill their financial obligations and make provisions for adequate facilities as this will improve lecturers’ commitment to work and job satisfaction for optimal performance.

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