The purpose of this study was to assess factors influencing job satisfaction of teachers in the Adiembra Circuit of the Atwima Mponua District in Ashanti Region of Ghana. A descriptive survey design was employed for the study. A questionnaire was also used to gather data. A total of 108 teachers in Adiembra Circuit in the in Atwima Mponua District were selected for the study by using the proportionate stratified sampling and simple random sampling techniques. The data was analyzed using descriptive statistics (tables, graphs, frequencies, percentages and charts) in relation to all the research questions. Findings from the study revealed that a teacher is said to be satisfied with his or her job if he or she has a pleasurable feeling about his or her job. Also, female teachers were more satisfied with the teaching profession than their male counterparts in the Adiembra Circuit. With regards to tenure, it was discovered that teachers who have taught for relatively long are more satisfied with the profession. The schools that are found in the urban areas have their teachers being more satisfied with teaching than teachers in rural communities. It emerged from the study that money/salary is an important factor for teacher satisfaction. Therefore, it is recommended that government, policy makers and other stakeholders in education should put in place measures such as increasing teachers’ salary, giving teachers professional allowance and rent allowance to entice them.
FACTORS INFLUENCING JOB SATISFACTION OF TEACHERS IN ADIEMBRA CIRCUIT OF ATWIMA MPONUA DISTRICT IN ASHANTI REGION