To achieve the objectives of education it requires motivated and satisfied teachers in most institutions, however, in Kenya teachers have always expressed lack of motivation and satisfaction in their jobs. This manifests that there is low morale in teaching profession and underperformance could be evident. This study set out to investigate on the factors influencing teacher job satisfaction levels amongst teachers Lang’ata District. People do not develop their potential if their esteem is low when one feels unappreciated at their work they are unlikely to be creative. Scholars have observed that teachers lack motivation at their work place leads to poor performance in their duties as teachers which consequently affects students’ performance especially in the national examinations. However despite these observations, it is not clear which factors account for teachers’ motivation and job satisfaction in Kenya. This study therefore, investigated the factors which influence motivation and job satisfaction among secondary school teachers in order to enhance performance and consequently raise academic standards.
Job satisfaction is considered a key cause for teacher shortage, according to educational policy makers in
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