JOB SATISFACTION OF PRINCIPALS IN DHARIAH REGION IN THE SULTANATE OF OMAN
Dundee University (UNITED KINGDOM)
About this paper:
Conference name: 10th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 7-9 March, 2016
Location: Valencia, Spain
Abstract:The purpose of this study was to assess job satisfaction of school principals in Dhairah Region in the Sultanate of Oman. The study also investigated the relationships of job satisfaction of school principals with some demographic variables such as gender, age, work experience, academic qualification, type of school, distance of school, number of school stuff and number of students.
This study used a modified Likert Scale to measure the respondents’ feedback on seventeen (17) work related factors; 14 factors adopted by Herzberg and three (3) factors were added by the researcher. The survey questionnaires were distributed to 84 principals. The data included the respondents’ demographic data and their level of job satisfaction with regards to (17) factors.
The study found the general satisfaction score for the respondents resulted in a mean of 3.54 indicating that these principals are “Satisfied” (3.00-3.99) with their jobs. There were overall general job satisfaction in all 17 factors except for two factors: Directorate's policy and administration and School logistic.
The study found there was no significant difference between male and female principals’ in the overall mean of 17 factors of job satisfaction however, there was significant difference in one factor which was recognition Also, the study found that there was no significant difference in the overall mean of job satisfaction with respect to age, academic qualifications, work experience, type of school and number of school stuff.
The study found there was no significant difference in the overall mean of 17 factors of job satisfaction in distance of school except in one factor which was interpersonal relations with subordinates. Also, the study found there was no significant difference in the overall mean of 17 factors of job satisfaction with respect to number of students (size if school) except in one factor which was directorate's policy and administration.