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|Title: ||Diversity management and its effect on job satisfaction among secondary school teachers in Wakiso District|
|Authors: ||Mukisa, Elizabeth Juliet|
|Keywords: ||Job satisfaction|
Secondary school teachers
|Issue Date: ||2010 |
|Abstract: ||This study was about diversity management and its effect on job satisfaction among secondary school teachers in Wakiso district. The purpose of this study was to examine the issue of diversity management and its effect on job satisfaction among secondary school teachers in Wakiso District.
The study was guided by the specific objectives that included;
i. Examining gender considerations and its effect on job satisfaction.
ii. Finding out ethnic considerations and its effect on job satisfaction.
iii. Establishing age and experiences considerations and their on job satisfaction.
The study used a cross-sectional survey design; Questionnaires were administered to the respondents who were teachers and personal interviews with head teachers were conducted in order to obtain data from top managers to compare with teachers’ information
The findings revealed that diverse management which entailed the following elements:
i) Gender, ii) cultural background, iii) age and experience considerations have a very significant influence on teacher’s job satisfaction. The diversity management was a style that was not in practice. Therefore job satisfaction levels were being affected. These effects were being reflected in elements of non-professional behavior such as indifference to teamwork, late coming for duty and absenteeism among others. It was concluded that gender, cultural background, age and experience backgrounds were largely missing on the ground. However, a few diversity management practices existed in some schools upon the creativity of some headteachers. Therefore in some schools teachers practice professionalism. As a result, punctuality for duty, cooperation and teamwork, stability, beating deadlines and solidarity among other things were evident.
It was recommended that:
i) Diversity management training programs be introduced in secondary schools in Wakiso to equip educational officers, headteachers and teachers with skills, knowledge and values of appreciating a diverse of individuals.
ii) Gender considerations should be enhanced by headteachers through adopting gender balanced promotions, involvement in decision making and arrangement of flexible working hours in schools.
iii) Cultural background considerations should be embraced through education communication and rewards in order to create solidarity, oneness and teamwork.
iv) Age and experience considerations should be adopted by preparing employees for retirement or exit and retain talented and the willing aged employees. When the above is done, an atmosphere of job satisfaction will be created in order to realize interdependence, harmony, stability and appreciating each other.|
|Description: ||A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of the degree of Master of Science in Human Resource Management in Education of Makerere University.|
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