Teachers’ Job satisfaction and performance in primary schools of Indonesia: A study on boven digoel teachers’ perspective

Agustinus Kia Wolomasi, Sandra Ingried Asaloei, Basilius Redan Werang


Given the high demands of contemporary community on the development of the youth, teachers’ job performance both inside and outside the classroom is of crucial for all partake parties, including school leaders, parents, education policymakers, and community at large. The study was meant to describe teachers’ job satisfaction and its effect on their job performance in the primary schools of Boven Digoel district, Papua. In doing so, we applied a survey research. Two survey questionnaire were self-administered to 352 teacher-respondent which were incidentally drawn from amongst 412 primary school teachers of Boven Digoel district, Papua. Data were analyzed quantitatively using simple linear regression analysis technique by employing Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) version 21. Result of data analysis showed that teachers’ job performance in the primary schools of Boben Digoel district is significant positively predicted by their job satisfaction. Finding of the study may be imperative for the school principals and the education administrator at the regional government level as well to make paramount efforts of creating valuable programs for enhancing teacher’s job satisfaction in order to promote a better teacher’s performance in the primary schools of Boven Digoel district, Papua.


Job, Performance, Primary school, Satisfaction, Teacher, Boven Digoel


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