Die werkstevredenheid van die hoof in primêre skole in die Noordkaap
Griffioen, Hendrik Cornelis
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The aims of this study are to establish: • what work satisfaction entails • which factors influence the work satisfaction of the principal according to the available literature • which factors in teaching practice influences the work satisfaction of the principal. To achieve these goals both an empirical and a survey of the literature was conducted. The study of the literature was undertaken from primary and secondary sources. After the characteristics and factors of work satisfaction have been established and discussed, a questionnaire was drafted. From the literature the following factors, the need of acknowledgement, the need to excel, relationships within the school, physical circumstances at work, and the status of the principal were identified as important. A systematic sample was used in which principals of primary schools in the Northern Cape were involved. The information gathered was processed with the aid of a computer. After processing, the data was interpreted and findings were established. According to the findings recommendations were made. The empirical investigation indicated that principals have reasonable work satisfaction but that there still are certain factors that should be addressed. Some of these factors are a healthy relationship with pupils, colleagues and subordinates and the line of communication between the school and Education Department. Certain recommendations are made on the basis of the empirical investigation. The most important recommendations are that the line of communication between the school and Education Department should be improved, and that achievements of the principal in his working environment should be acknowledged more.
- Education