|dc.description.abstract||This research is about the factors that influence job satisfaction amongst female
teachers in primary schools. Three goals have been set:
1. To determine the nature of job satisfaction from the literature.
2. To determine the factors that influence female teachers' job satisfaction from
3. To determine through empirical research to what extent female teachers
experience job satisfaction and which factors influence her job satisfaction.
After the nature of job satisfaction was determined from the literature as well as the
factors that influence job satisfaction, a questionnaire has been developed. From the
literature overview it appears that the factors that influence job satisfaction can be
divided in four categories: factors within the person, factors within the classroom,
factors within the work situation and factors within the community. The population
consists of female teachers, working at primary schools in the Potchefstroom District.
All women, working at post level 1, at schools with 500 or more learners have been
asked to contribute to this research. The empirical part of the research showed that
the factors within the work situation influence job satisfaction most, the factors
outside of the classroom. The low payment is one of the factors that contribute to
teachers' job dissatisfaction. The relationship to learners, parents and principals also
influences the job satisfaction of the female teachers. Less important for female
teachers at primary schools is the fact that the family would be a barrier for their
promotion. Intimidation by learners in the school is not an influential factor either.
Female teachers working at schools attended by predominantly black learners
experience less job satisfaction than their colleagues working at schools attended by
predominantly white learners||