TITLE

A Survey of Bahamian and Jamaican Teachers' Level of Motivation and Job Satisfaction

AUTHOR(S)
Griffin, David K.
PUB. DATE
December 2010
SOURCE
Journal of Invitational Theory & Practice;2010, Vol. 16, p56
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The purpose of this study was to investigate the level of self-reported job satisfaction and motivation among teachers in the Bahamas and Jamaica. A total of 168 Bahamian (n =75) and Jamaican (n = 93) teachers completed the Teacher Motivation and Job Satisfaction Survey. Overall results indicate that teachers in the Bahamas reported higher levels of job satisfaction as compared to teachers in Jamaica. Other findings relating to job satisfaction and motivation are discussed, and various aspects of job satisfaction are discussed in relationship to the principles of Invitational Education.
ACCESSION #
59623721

 

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