Higher Qualifications and Job Satisfaction among Lecturers in Akwa Ibom State College of Education
Ekeng, M. W
This study examines the extent to which lecturers in Akwa Ibom State College of Education are satisfied with their job in terms of additional qualifications and work environment. Two hypotheses were formulated to give a guide for the study. The population consists of all the 184 academic staff in the Institution. The sample size comprises all the 184 academic staff of the College. Data were obtained using the researcher’s constructed instrument named Higher Qualification and Job Satisfaction Questionnaire (HQJSQ). Pearson Product Moment Correlation analysis was used to analyze the data in order to determine the relationship between the two variables. The analyses reveal that the more additional educational qualifications obtained by lecturers in the College of Education, the less satisfied they feel, and they are in a hurry to look for another job, probably in the University system. Also, it is observed that lecturers in the College of Education are always looking for jobs that can give them, at least, some comforts or more conducive work environment. The study, based on the fact that their level of academic attainment does not match their job status, concludes that a greater number of lecturers in the College of Education, who acquire additional qualifications are always looking another employment elsewhere they can receive job satisfaction that commensurate with their current academic qualifications.