This book analyses the relationship between teachers’ job satisfaction, employment factors and academic performance among secondary schools. The study makes reference to Homa-Bay County which was the area of focus to generalize the findings. The authors make use of descriptive survey and correlation research designs in establishing the relationships between variables. Findings indicate that most teachers are not satisfied with their teaching profession as signified by low job satisfaction indices. It is evident that recognition by management, working age, salary and allowance are factors which influence teachers’ job satisfaction and their absence accounts for poor retention of teachers in the County. The authors recommend that the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology reviews teachers’ salary upward, puts in place proper recognition mechanisms of teachers and evaluates working age. This book is an important contribution to the realization of Kenya Vision 2030.
Dr. Joshua Odhiambo Ogal holds a PhD degree in Education Management and Administration from Kabarak University, Kenya, a masters degree from Andrews University in Michigan, USA, and a bachelors degree from Spicer Memorial University, India. He is a Lecturer in the Department of Education at Mount Kenya University.
Dr. John N. Ochola is the Registrar (Academic and Research) at Kabarak University. He has a PhD in Higher Education Administration and a Master of Library Science (MLS) – both from the University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA; a Bachelor of Theology from Kenya Highlands Bible College (now Kenya Highlands University), Kericho, Kenya; and a Certificate in Management of Higher Education Institutions from Galilee International Management Institute, Israel.
Prof. Ronald K. Chepkilot is the Registrar (Administration & Human Resource) at Kabarak University. He holds a PhD degree in HR Management from Nelson Mandela University, South Africa, a Masters degree in HR Development from University of Manchester, a BA degree from the University of Nairobi and a Certificate in Management of Higher Education Institutions from Galilee International Management Institute, Israel.
Prof. Jackson John Kitetu, PhD, is a Professor of Environmental Science at Kabarak University, Kenya, and a Director in MUDIS Research International Ltd. He holds a PhD degree from Lancaster University (UK), a Certificate (Environmental Assessment Technology) from Roskild University (Denmark), M.Sc. Degree from University of East Anglia (UK) and a B.Ed. (Sc.) Degree from the University of Nairobi, Kenya.