Government's Restructuring Pay Policy and Job Satisfaction: The Case of Teachers in the Ga West Municipal Assembly of Ghana

International Journal of Management, Knowledge and Learning, 2014, vol. 3, issue 1, pages 79-99

31 Pages Posted: 23 Jun 2014 Last revised: 15 Aug 2014

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Joseph Ato Forson

University of Education, Winneba

Rosemary Opoku

Ga West Municipal Assembly

Date Written: June 30, 2014

Abstract

This paper examines the ‘aftermath effect’ of the new civil service pay policy on job satisfaction among teachers in Ghana. We explore an avalanche of job satisfaction theories and instruments to identify key concepts and variables in building a baseline conceptual and research model. The findings of the study suggest that income, personal growth, bonus and organizational type have both effects (direct and indirect) on job satisfaction. The two-way analysis as well as the multivariate analysis of variance also indicates that gender, age group, and educational background also play a role in determining the level of satisfaction among teachers. The high unemployment rate (11%) and the implementation of the Single Spine Salary Structure (SSSS) for the public sector in 2010 are also contributing factors to the retention of teachers.

Keywords: job satisfaction; management; single-spine-salary-structure; MANOVA; stepwise regression; Ghana

JEL Classification: J31; J33; J39

Suggested Citation

Forson, Joseph Ato and Opoku, Rosemary, Government's Restructuring Pay Policy and Job Satisfaction: The Case of Teachers in the Ga West Municipal Assembly of Ghana (June 30, 2014). International Journal of Management, Knowledge and Learning, 2014, vol. 3, issue 1, pages 79-99, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2457629 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2457629

Joseph Ato Forson (Contact Author)

University of Education, Winneba ( email )

P.O. Box 25
Winneba, Central Region +233
Ghana

HOME PAGE: http://www.uew.edu.gh

Rosemary Opoku

Ga West Municipal Assembly ( email )

P.O. Box 224
Kasoa
Ghana
00233278121662 (Phone)

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