Job Satisfaction among Female Teachers: A study on primary schools in Bangladesh.
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This study is conducted to analyse the job satisfaction among the female teachers of government run primary schools in Bangladesh. Though job satisfaction is considered as a factor of social psychology but in this study job satisfaction is analysed from organizational perspective. Two research questions are posed to identify the level of job satisfaction of female teachers. The prime aim of this study is to find out the teachers’ perception of ‘job satisfaction’ and to identify the factors which affect job satisfaction of female teachers. To fulfil these aims fifty seven teachers from seven government run primary schools in urban and rural areas have been selected. Among the selected teachers twenty five are male and thirty two are female teachers. Both open ended and close ended questionnaire are used to get the answer of the research questions. Fredrick Herzberg’s theory of motivation, power distance and masculinity-femininity theory of Hofstede, teachers’ job satisfaction model by Linda Evans have chosen to analyse data as well as variables. The empirical study has found some factors which affect job satisfaction of both male and female teachers. The factors are salary, academic qualification, career prospects, supervision, management, working environment, culture etc. Few perceptions of job satisfaction and the factors those affect it are same to the male and female teachers. But here are many perception as well as factors in which the male and female teachers are in two opposite pole. These different opinions are mostly interpreted in masculinity-femininity and power distance model of Hofstede. It is found that both the male and female teachers are dissatisfied but the female section is more dissatisfied than those of the male teachers.