Peace Oluwatoyin Irefin (PhD)


This study examined the relationship between motivation and job satisfaction among primary schools teachers in Kogi State. The study adopted the research survey design, where a sample size of 50 respondents, (teachers) were randomly selected to participate in the study. Results from the data analysis revealed that there is an improper management of the entire school system and lack of material incentive like salary. The study also revealed lack of a clear system of motivation that really measures the teacher’s performance. This study concluded with a set of recommendation that the Government through the educational officials should consider in order to achieve a high performance among the teachers and to also ensure that they have well qualified teachers. There is also a need for in-service courses for teachers in order to update their skills, and most importantly, teachers’ salaries should be paid regularly and should be increased to match those of other people in other professions with similar qualifications.


job satisfaction, motivation for work, teacher

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