Location of School and Job Satisfaction among Secondary School Teachers

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Theresa Olunwa Oforka, Eucharia Nchedo Aye, Iheanyi Osondu Obisike, Donatus Uchenna Ajibo, Christian Joseph Ifeanyichukwu Mkpume, Malachy Anselm Ezeah, Ntui Victor Ntui, Monic Chinonye Ugwuoke, Chinedu Eugene Njere, Chizoba L. Obikwelu


The study examined whether school location correlates with job satisfaction among secondary school teachers in Rivers State of Nigeria. One research question and one null hypothesis guided the study. The population of the study comprised the 3,460 teachers in the public secondary schools in Rivers State. The sample consisted of 692 teachers who were selected through proportionate stratified random sampling technique based on location distribution of the teachers in the population. A questionnaire was used for collection of data. Mean and standard deviation were used to answer the research question, while t-test statistics were used to test the hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance. The findings of the study revealed a significant difference in the mean ratings of the rural and urban teacher on job satisfaction.

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