Human resources management practices and job satisfaction of senior secondary school teachers in rivers state, Nigeria
Irene N Adikom, SO Oluwuo
This study investigated human resources management practices and job satisfaction of senior secondary school teachers in Rivers State, Nigeria. Four research questions with four null hypotheses guided the study. The study adopted a correlational research design. The population of the study consisted of 8447 teachers in public senior secondary schools in Rivers State. A sample of 770 teachers was drawn for the study through simple and cluster sampling techniques. Two self-designed instruments titled “Human Resources Management Practices Questionnaire” (HRMPQ) and “Teachers’ Job Satisfaction Scale (TJSS) were used for data collection. Multiple and simple regression, ANOVA table for regression and t-values associated with the respective beta values at 0.05 alpha level were used for data analysis. The study found among others that human resources management practices (teamwork, performance appraisal, training and development) jointly significantly predict teachers’ job satisfaction. Three relevant recommendations were made among which is that post primary schools board should establish regular training and retraining programmes for teachers.