Analysis of the Impacts of Compensation on Job Satisfaction amongst Teachers: A Case Study of Lakes State Ministry of Education, South Sudan

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DOI: 10.21522/TIJMG.2015.04.01.Art008

Authors : Gai Emmanuel Mabor


Compensation is a systematic approach to providing value to employees in exchange for work performed. Compensation may achieve several purposes assisting in recruitment, job performance, and job satisfaction. Wage and salary administration is concerned with designing and implementing total compensation package.

The purpose of this research was to ascertain the impacts of compensation on the job satisfaction of teachers in Lakes State. The problem of the study revolved around teachers’ dissatisfaction with their compensation before and in the aftermath of the South Sudanese civil war which started in December 2013, whereby the economic situation deteriorated badly, this further exacerbated the already dire situation of civil servants of various government ministries both at national and at sub-national levels. The economic downturn affected people’s livelihood as cost of goods which are basically imported from the neighboring East African Countries of Kenya and Uganda soured. As prices continue to increase daily, staff salaries remained fixed. The research question was: what are the impacts of all forms of compensation on job satisfaction of teachers in Lakes State?

The research was carried out in four schools within Rumbek Township and 42 teachers were reached out of the targeted population of 47 teachers. Purposive sampling was used to identify respondents and pretested questionnaires were shared with them. The resultant data was tabulated and analyzed.

The findings showed lack of appropriate compensation which is embodied in the three predictor indicators (remuneration, supportive organization factors, demographic factors) and has caused unprecedented level of dissatisfaction among teachers. The predictor variables work in tandem to achieve a better job satisfaction for teachers or otherwise.

Keywords: Compensation, Remuneration, job satisfaction, employee turnover, and employee wellness.


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