TEACHER MORALE AND ATTITUDE TO WORK IN SELECTED SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN THE CAPE COAST MUNICIPALITY (Published)
The purpose of this study was to investigate teacher morale in the Ghanaian situation. The main issue was to examine factors that influence teacher morale and attitude to work in selected senior secondary schools in the Cape Coast municipality and also determine whether significant differences exist between morale of teachers in single sex schools and co-educational schools.The study population was made up of teachers in public senior secondary schools in the Cape Coast municipality. A combination of purposive and simple random sampling techniques was employed to select a total of 100 respondents in five selected senior secondary schools. The main research instrument used for collecting data was the questionnaire.The Statistical Product and Service Solution (SPSS) was used to derive the frequencies, means and the independent‘t’ test.The result of the study indicated that teacher salary and conditions of service is the factor that received very low mean score depicting that it is unsatisfactory. Satisfaction with teaching was the factor that best predicted teacher morale. As regards teacher morale and attitude of teachers to work, school facilities and student behavior made unique significant contribution. Concerning teacher morale and type of school, the t-test revealed that students’ behavior, school facilities and satisfaction with teaching are the factors that showed significant differences in single sex school as against co-educational schools.
Keywords: Attitude to work, Morale, Salary and Conditions of Service, School Facilities, Senior Secondary Schools, Teacher