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Determinants of Job Satisfaction of Colleges of Education Lecturers: A Study of Nasarawa State College of Education, Akwanga

Rebecca I. Umaru and Danjuma A. Ombugus
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Rebecca I. Umaru: Doctor, (Language Art Education), Department of Art And Social Science Education, Faculty Of Education, Nasarawa State University Keffi. Nigeria
Danjuma A. Ombugus: Doctor, (Industrial Technical Education), Department of Technical Education, College of Education, Akwanga. Nasarawa State. Nigeria

Asian Business Research Journal, 2017, vol. 2, issue 1, 8-13

Abstract: The main purpose of this study was to assess the level of job satisfaction among lecturers in 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 in from the career unit 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 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 was 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.

Keywords: Determinants; College of education; Lecturers; Job satisfaction; Nasarawa state. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017
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DOI: 10.20448/journal.518.2017.21.8.13

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