Developing Proposed Educational Criteria for the Selection of the Teachers at UNRWA Schools in North of Palestine from the Principals, Points of View

Year: 
2003
Discussion Committee: 
Supervisors: 
Dr. Husni F. Al-Masri
Dr. Ghassan Husni El- Hilou
Authors: 
Jamal Mohammad Marshood
Abstract: 
Statement of the problem: The purpose of this study was to investigate the level of job satisfaction of department heads in the Palestinian National Authority ministries. It also attempted to ascertain the effects of-the study variables on the administrators' job satisfaction. The research questions: As a means of structuring the problem, the researcher sought to answer the following questions. 1. What is the extent of the job satisfaction Of the department Beads in the Palestinian ministries? 2. Does the degree of job satisfaction of department heads in the PNA's ministries differ according to age? 3. Does the degree of job satisfaction of department heads in (he PNA's ministries differ according to academic qualification? 4. Does the degree of job satisfaction of department heads in the PNA's Ministries differ according to the northern governorates? 5. Does the degree of job satisfaction of department heads in the PNA's ministries differ according to years of administrative experience ? 6. Does the degree of job satisfaction of department: heads in the PNA's ministries differ according to job rank ? Methodology The study population consisted of all administrators of the Palestinian National Authority. There total number was 185. However, 167 questionnaire were found to be valid for statistical analysis A study questionnaire was developed, tested and validated; it included 76 item covering the areas of: 1. Nature of work. 2. Communication system. 3. Supervision. 4. Promotion system. 5. Salaries. 6. Relationship with colleagues. The collected data were analyzed by the computer. The statistical methods of means, percentages, and standard deviation were used in testing the questions of the study. Findings: Job satisfaction differ according to the following variables: 1. Academic qualification. The highest level of satisfaction was among the holders of high school degrees and lower. The lowest level of satisfaction was among B.A. and high diploma holders. 2. Administrative experience. The highest level of satisfaction was among those who had (16-25) years of experience, and the lowest level of satisfaction was among those who had less than 5 years of experience. 3. Job rank. It was found that the highest level of satisfaction was among the general directors and the lowest was among those lower in rank than category C. 4. Age variable. The findings also revealed that age had a positive impact on the level of job satisfaction; it was found that there was a relationship between the increase of age and the job satisfaction. Recommendations: In the light of these findings, the researcher recommended the following: 1. There is a necessity to increase opportunities available for training and acquisition of new skills and expertise and encourage department heads to develop their own abilities and their level of efficiency. 2. Providing the department heads with sufficient opportunities to apply the skills and experiences they acquire. 3. Setting up an incentive and promotion system for those holding higher academic qualifications. 4. Modifying the salary scale in a way that fits cost of living, loss of purchasing power, and the job requirements. 5. Employing according to professional qualification rather than any other considerations. 6. Conducting further job-satisfaction studies on those administrators holding decision-making positions in the PNA ministries.
Pages Count: 
146
Status: 
Published