Education is the most powerful instrument whose effective use requires the strength of will, dedicated work and sacrifice. Since this instrument is in the hands of teachers, they must possess above mentioned qualities for its effective use. Education develops desirable habits, skills and attitudes which make an individual a good citizen.
Primary education is one of the cornerstones of development. It plays an important role in laying the proper foundation of child’s cultural, social, moral, emotional, intellectual, physical and spiritual development. Primary education contributes to national development also.Article 45 of the directive principles of state policy in the constitution urges to provide free and compulsory education to all children below 14 years.
The importance of education is quite clear. Education is the knowledge of putting one’s potentials to maximum use. One can safely say that a human being is not in the proper sense till he is educated.
The quality of a nation depends upon the quality of its citizens. The quality of the citizens rests upon the quality of their education. The quality of their education depends upon the competence, dedication and quality of school teacher sit is not brick ad mortar of the classroom, but the dialogues rapport and interactions supported by deeds, between the learners and the teachers,all the time developing within its four walls can make or mar the destiny of the youngsters and in turn that of the nation.
The trend of the studies done on concepts professional development and job satisfaction shows that numerous studies have been done on these topic in the western countries but a little emphasis has been given to such studies in India. Studies have been done to see relation between aging and professional commitment among teachers. Results have shown that with increasing age Commitment of teachers decrease towards the profession.
Studies done on job satisfaction are mostly centered towards the organization like corporate offices but none of the studies whether in India or abroad is done on Job Satisfaction among teachers leaving the exceptional which have been done years back like one done by Jha (1986).
There have been no recent studies related to this aspect of teaching.Studies have been conducted on Teaching Competencies both in India and abroad but most or we can say nearly all of them are done among secondary school teacher or teachers at higher level of education. None of the studies are done keeping in mine teaching competencies of primary school teachers. So I decided to do a study to find the relationship among all three variables and there influence on each other.
1. The result showed very high positive correlation between commitment to profession and job satisfaction level of primary school teachers. This means teachers who are satisfied with their job are also equally committed to their profession.
2. The result shows very low positive correlation between teaching competency and job satisfaction. This means job satisfaction level do not effect competency skills of the teachers.
3. The result shows very low positive correlation between professional commitment and teaching competency. This shows that professional commitment and teaching competency are not related to each other which means teacher are committed need not be competent and vice versa.
4. There is no significant difference between teaching competencies level of teachers with high and average levels of job satisfaction. Teachers with different level of job satisfaction did not showed any difference in level of their competency skills.
5. The t-value shows no significant difference between professional commitment level of teachers with high and average levels of job satisfaction. Teachers with different level of job satisfaction did not showed any difference in level of their commitment towards the profession.
6. There is no significant difference between teaching competencies level of teachers with high and low levels of job satisfaction.
7. The t-value shows no significant difference between professional commitment levels of teachers with high and low levels of job satisfaction.
8. The result shows no significant difference between teaching competencies level of teachers with average and low levels of job satisfaction
9. The t-value shows no significant difference between professional commitment level of teachers with average and low levels of job satisfaction.
1. Competent teachers are required in every educational institution so as to increase the effectiveness of the institution, it is necessary to know about professional commitment and how it is influenced by other variables. Teaching competency of the teachers is not dependent on job satisfaction but frequent workshops or interaction with experts can groom the competencies required by the teachers.
2. The present study reveals that commitment is influenced by the work situation and satisfaction of the teachers in those working conditions.
3. School authorities should identify the ways and means through which teachers can be provided with facilitating work environment which will influence their work and also commitment towards teaching. Satisfaction from the job is necessary for full devotion and commitment of teachers towards the profession.
A teacher has a very respectable position in society. Being a teacher is to be a change agent transforming ideas into ideals and ideals into institutions which may spread the light of knowledge and wisdom into eternity.
A competent and committed teacher is in demand for today’s revolutionary era. Teacher commitment has been identified as one of the most crucial factor for the success of the education and schools. Teacher’s commitment is closely associated with their work performance.
In the present study an attempt was made by the researcher to study professional commitment, teaching competency and job satisfaction-their relationship and influence on each other and the results showed the high positive relation between professional commitment and job satisfaction but the relation between teaching competency and job satisfaction came to be positively very low for most of the dimensions and for some of the dimensions it came out as negative correlation.