Teaching Competencies and Job Satisfaction among Basic Education Teachers

  •  Abdullah Saif AlTobi    
  •  Muhannad Al-Shboul    
  •  Adnan Aldoulat    
  •  Nabeelah Al-Halalsheh    
  •  Hadeel Aldoulat    


This study aimed to identify the teaching competencies and job satisfaction among basic education teachers.To achieve the objectives of the study, two study tools, teaching competencies questionnaire and job satisfaction scale, were applied. The study followed a descriptive methodology; its sample consisted of (65) male and female teachers from public schools at Al-jam'a directorate of education in Amman, for the spring semester of the academic year 2014/2015; the participants were chosen randomly. For the purpose of statistical analysis, means and standard deviations were computed. However, the validity and reliability tests were conducted for the study tools. Thus, Cronbach alpha coefficient were applied to measure the reliability of first tool and second tool of the study, which were (0.869 and 0.857) respectively. The results of the study revealed that the level of the teaching competencies possessed by physical education teachers on the total score was high, and the level of job satisfaction possessioned by physical education teachers on the total score was moderate. The results also showed that there were no statistically significant differences at the level of significance (α = 0.05) in the three domains of teaching competencies (planning competencies, implementation competencies, and evaluation competencies). In the light of the results of the study, the study concluded a number of recommendations including: inclusion the teaching competencies to be met by physical education teachers in preparation and teacher training programs; and pay attention to the moral, economic, and social aspects of physical education teachers.

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