Effect of Compensation on Job Satisfaction of Teachers in Secondary Schools in Hargeisa District, Somaliland
This study investigated the effect of compensation on job satisfaction of teachers in secondary schools in Hargeisa district, Somaliland. Compensation was measured from basic salary, fringe benefits; and teacher satisfaction was measured from recognition, achievement, promotional opportunities and the work itself. The problem of the study was that at least 15.1% of teachers leave the service each year which is the sign of no satisfaction. The study was a cross-sectional survey design, on a stratified random sample of 217 teachers, from 31 secondary schools. The study found that compensation had a significant effect on job satisfaction of teachers, compensation, [F (2, 153) = 9.885, p = .000, accounts for 13.0% of the variance in teacher satisfaction = .13, p = .000. The study concludes that compensation has a significant effect on the job satisfaction of teachers. The researcher recommends that the Ministry of Education and Science develop clear policies on compensation for all teachers at all levels of education. The scheme should clearly define the basic salary, fringe benefits and the whole salary structure for schools to acquire qualified teachers and retain the experienced ones is also crucial and adequate reward them.