The Effect of School Culture on Teachers’ Job Satisfaction in Private Secondary Schools of Nifas Silk Lafto Subcity Addis Abeba.

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This thesis explains the effect of organizational culture dimensions (involvement, consistency, adaptability and mission) on teacher’s job satisfaction, in the case of Nifas Silk Lafto sub city. The study adopted explanatory research design. The target population consisted 526 teachers and 227 samples drawn. Simple random sampling was used. The data for this study was collected using standardized questionnaires from seven private secondary schools in Addis Ababa. Two separate instruments of job satisfaction survey and organizational culture assessment instruments were used to measure teacher’s level of job satisfaction and existed organizational culture of the private schools. The collected data was analysed using statistical package for the social science (SPSS). In order to test the reliability of the instrument, Cronbach alpha test was used. Pearson correlation and regression analysis were applied to estimate causal relationship between independent variables (organizational culture) and dependent variable (job satisfaction) of teachers. Then the response of the respondents were analysed through descriptive statistics, correlation and regression. The finding of the study indicated that, Mission culture was the most dominant type of organizational culture. Level of job satisfaction of the teachers was average however; the nature of work slightly satisfied the schools teachers than other facets of job satisfaction dimensions. All organizational culture dimensions were significantly and positively correlated with job satisfaction of teachers. The effect of organizational culture dimensions on job satisfaction indicated that, each independent variable had a positive effect on teacher’s job satisfaction. The overall finding of the study suggested that, the nature of organizational culture affect the level of teacher’s job satisfaction and the stronger the culture of the organization the more teachers satisfied with their job. Therefore, the school leaders, managers and owners expected to improve and practice effective school culture of involvement, consistency, adaptability and mission that promote teachers job satisfaction and retention with the profession of teaching also the study recommended that, such institutions have to capitalize more specifically level of involvement practices because when teachers involved in their work and their information taken as an input for decision making, it will create a sense of ownership and commitment to their job. For these all finally used to make quality decision and implementation for school goal attainment



Organizational culture, involvement, consistency, adaptability, mission culture and job satisfaction.