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School Management Teams’ Impact On Educators’ Job Satisfaction In The Free State Province

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dc.contributor.author De Lange, Joel, Johannes
dc.date.accessioned 2021-09-05T08:28:19Z
dc.date.available 2021-09-05T08:28:19Z
dc.date.issued 2018-11
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11462/2194
dc.description Thesis en_US
dc.description.abstract A school's learning environment depends on educators because they are directly involved in knowledge transfer. The School Management Team (SMT) has a duty to create a school atmosphere and a conducive learning environment to positively affect educators' job satisfaction. Educators will generally be satisfied in their work environment if a positive relationship with their SMT exists, and when they are included in decision-making processes. The researcher used the explanatory sequential mixed method approach. Phase one included quantitative data collection through questionnaires. Qualitative data collection, using focus group interviews, followed after the quantitative method of phase one. The study was confined to schools in the Free State Province. The questionnaire sample included 60 secondary schools and 313 respondents, while the qualitative sample for focus group interviews consisted of 34 educators and 34 SMT Members (20 HOD’s, 6 Deputy Principals and 8 School Principals). This research study addresses a gap in research regarding the impact of SMTs on educators' job satisfaction in the Free State province. The pragmatic results indicated that participants experienced substantial job dissatisfaction that discouraged them and prohibited quality education in schools under certain circumstances. The research revealed numerous decisive dynamics that SMTs could use to develop strategies to promote educators’ satisfaction. It is therefore essential that SMTs identify support tactics in order to improve educators' job satisfaction. The results of the research could be used by the Free State Department of Basic Education to organize an educator management training programme plan for SMTs. The researcher developed a toolkit for in-service SMT training, and is intended primarily for facilitators (such as principals) to enable them to conduct workshops for fellow SMT members. The toolkit offers an overview of some of the main issues related to management and leadership, and how such issues influence educator job satisfaction. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Central University of Technology, Free State en_US
dc.subject Educator Job Satisfaction en_US
dc.subject Job performance en_US
dc.subject Decision-Making en_US
dc.subject School Management Teams en_US
dc.subject Free State Province en_US
dc.title School Management Teams’ Impact On Educators’ Job Satisfaction In The Free State Province en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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