A Review of Job Satisfaction among School Teachers in India


  • Sangeeta Kumari PhD education scholar, Shri Venkateshwara University Gajrola UP
  • Dr. Manu Singh Research Guide, Shri Venkateshwara University Gajrola UP


This review paper aims to investigate the job satisfaction levels among government and private primary school teachers, recognizing the pivotal role that job satisfaction plays in educational outcomes, teacher retention, and overall school performance. Drawing on a wide array of scholarly articles, reports, and empirical studies, the paper delves into the multifaceted nature of job satisfaction, exploring factors such as work environment and culture, professional development opportunities, compensation and benefits, workload and work-life balance, recognition and support, and the impact of external factors. Through a comparative analysis, this study highlights the distinct experiences of teachers in government and private school settings, shedding light on the specific challenges and advantages that contribute to their job satisfaction levels. The findings reveal significant differences and similarities in job satisfaction drivers across the two sectors, offering insights into the complex dynamics that influence teacher well-being. The paper concludes with recommendations for policy and practice aimed at enhancing job satisfaction among primary school teachers, thereby fostering a more conducive teaching and learning environment. This study not only contributes to the academic discourse on teacher job satisfaction but also serves as a valuable resource for educational policymakers, school administrators, and stakeholders in crafting targeted interventions to support and enhance teacher satisfaction and retention.


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How to Cite

Sangeeta Kumari, & Dr. Manu Singh. (2024). A Review of Job Satisfaction among School Teachers in India. Innovative Research Thoughts, 10(1), 76–81. Retrieved from https://irt.shodhsagar.com/index.php/j/article/view/758