FEMALE PRIMARY SCHOOL TEACHER’S JOB SATISFACTION: A CASE STUDY OF TEHSIL SARGODHA

  • MOHAMMAD IQBAL
  • ASIYA ANWAR

Abstract

The study was designed to explore the extent of job satisfaction of female primary school teachers in Tehsil Sargodha. The inquiry focused on three aspects of female primary teacher’s job i.e. (a) the factors motivating the teachers to join this profession, (b) the extent of their job satisfaction and (c) problems faced by them. For this purpose, the researchers selected a stratified random sample of 100 respondents (75 from government schools and 25 from private schools). Interview schedule was used as a tool of data collection. One of the major factors motivating the women youth folk is their intermediate level education due to which they have no other option but to become a primary teacher. Slightly more than one half i.e. 53% respondents were FA/FSc. Slightly less than one half i.e. 47% had no choice but to become a primary teacher. Majority of the respondents (i.e. 62%) were dissatisfied due to low pay scales (i.e. BPS 7-8). Among the other factors of dissatisfaction were; lack of co-operation from students and parents, insecurity of job, lack of their good work, lack of co-operation from their colleagues and no recognition of the profession. As far as their problems are concerned majority of the respondents (i.e. 78%) reported that their posting is at a long distance from their residence. Due to travelling a long distance they suffered physical and mental fatigue, because of this fatigue they felt difficulty in covering their syllabus in time as well as loss of interest in their domestic chore. Consequently they felt maladjustment in their domestic life. This study leads us to the conclusion that our primary teachers have no dearth of potentialities. It is the circumstances that do not permit them to play a productive role in the society. Favourable working conditions can ensure satisfaction on their part to the maximum.

Published
2008-06-20