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Title: The Relationship Between Job Satisfaction and Turnover Intention among Graduate Teachers in Ghana (c

Authors: Abomah Peter Worlanyo

Topic: Psychology

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ABSTRACT

 The reason why graduate teachers decide to quite their job is difficult to tell because of the complexity of turnover decision processes involving a large number of variables. This study therefore, aims at assessing how relative weights of teacher's satisfaction with salary, working conditions, and professional training experiences on job satisfaction affects turnover intentions, and actual turnover. One hundred graduate teachers made up of fifty males and fifty females were purposively sampled for the study.  Data was gathered by administering a questionnaire which consists of three standardized scales, job satisfaction, turnover intentions, and perception of work environment. These scales elicited information on job satisfaction and turnover intention of the selected participants in addition to demographic data which elicited information on age, marital status, number of years in teaching among others .. Findings revealed that work environment had no influence on job satisfaction and turnover intentions whiles job satisfaction correlates negatively with turnover intentions. Male participants expressed higher turnover intention than their female counterparts. It was also found that, number of years of service (tenure) has minimal influence on teachers’ intentions to leave. It was concluded that in order to reduce turnover intentions among graduate teachers in order to resolve constant shortage of graduate teaching personnel, a lot more is needed to be done on job satisfaction among teachers.

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  • Emmanuel Moju Andrea (Viewer) 20th Nov 2015 - 1:05 PM
    Studies found that work has been very stressing and many people have wished to opt out of it but still finds themselves seeking jobs or working, could this scenario contributed to the Graduate teachers quitting?
    Secondly, generally in Africa the system have deliberately chose to offer teachers lower remuneration, could this be the case in Ghana? this is a good paper

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  • PETER WORLANYO ABOMAH (Author) 23rd Nov 2015 - 2:12 PM
    My findings did not directly support this views of other studies However one can infer that certain works could be stressful. Individuals will not directly opt out from the job but will be seeking other jobs. Findings indicates that graduate teachers have intention of looking for other jobs but will not quit their job.
    The issues in Africa are similar.There is that arguement that teachers in public sector are many and any significant upward review of the their income will negatively affect government budgetary allocation

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  • PETER WORLANYO ABOMAH (Author) 23rd Nov 2015 - 2:13 PM
    My findings did not directly support this views of other studies However one can infer that certain works could be stressful. Individuals will not directly opt out from the job but will be seeking other jobs. Findings indicates that graduate teachers have intention of looking for other jobs but will not quit their job.
    The issues in Africa are similar.There is that arguement that teachers in public sector are many and any significant upward review of the their income will negatively affect government budgetary allocation

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  • Peter John Sabatelli (Viewer) 24th Nov 2015 - 12:37 AM
    Interesting subject, thanks for sharing. Is job satisfaction part of condition 'burnout' ? to what degree did you try to control or exclude the condition 'burnout' in your study?

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  • MANJEET KAUR (Viewer) 26th Nov 2015 - 12:30 PM
    Hi Abomah , your project is very interesting. Can u please solve my queries for the same?
    1. As u said work environment had no influence on job satisfaction and turnover intentions but i think this is not allways true because i have noticed somewhere work environment influenced more on job satisfaction . i mean not only in teaching profession but others also.
    Do u want any replies for this? Thanks