Professional Competence and Work Engagement: Exploring the Synergy Between Self Efficacy, Job Satisfaction and Job Commitment of Secondary School Teachers in Mbarara District

  • Godwin Tindyebwa Muhangi Mbarara University of Science and Technology, P.O Box 1410 Mbarara Uganda
Keywords: The study examined self efficacy and job satisfaction as correlates of job commitment of secondary school teachers in Mbarara District. Quantitative data were collected from all the 626 teachers in the 64 secondary schools in Mbarara District, to facilit


The study examined self efficacy and job satisfaction as correlates of job commitment of secondary school teachers in Mbarara District.  Quantitative data were collected from all the 626 teachers in the 64 secondary schools in Mbarara District, to facilitate testing of pertinent hypotheses. Pearson correlations showed that there is an association among the variables. This suggesting that there are significant relationships among self-efficacy, job satisfaction, commitment in Mbarara District. It was thus recommended that aspects of professional competence (self efficacy and job satisfaction) should be enhanced so as to improve job commitment among teachers. In addition, the working environment, remuneration and incentives given to teachers should be made better than what they are presently. 


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