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Greener Journal of Educational Research

Vol. 9(1), pp. 73-82, 2019

ISSN: 2276-7789

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Mentoring, Job Satisfaction as a Correlate of Teachers’ Retention in Public Secondary Schools in Anambra and Imo States of Nigeria.


ASUZU, Lois Adamma (Ph.D)


Ekpan Basic Secondary School, Nigercat, Effurun, Delta State.





Article No.: 052019092

Type: Research

DOI: 10.15580/GJER.2019.1.052019092



This study was undertaken to investigate mentoring, job satisfaction as a correlate of teachers’ retention in public secondary schools in Anambra and Imo states of Nigeria. The study employed ex- post facto design. The population was 19,887 principals and teachers in public secondary schools in Anambra and Imo States. The researcher sampled 2,080 principals and teachers in public secondary schools in Anambra and Imo States. The sample of Anambra State public secondary schools was 100 principals and 735 teachers while the sample for Imo States public secondary schools was 150 principals and 1095 teachers. The stratified random sampling method was employed to select 40 % of principals and 5 % of teachers in the two states as the sample. The research instrument that was used to collect data was an instrument titled “Mentoring, Job Satisfaction as a Correlate of Teachers’ Retention Questionnaire” (MJSCTRQ﴿. Out of 2,080 copies of the instruments administered, a total of 1806 copies were returned. Multiple Regression and Correlational Statistics was used to seek the answer to  the four research questions and test the four null hypotheses formulated in the study at 0.05 level of significance. Findings revealed that teachers’ mentoring, job satisfaction positively relate with teacher retention in public secondary schools in Anambra and Imo States. Years of experience and gender as a moderating variables relate with teachers’ retention in Anambra and Imo States. It was concluded in the study that teacher mentoring, job satisfaction positively relate with teacher retention in public secondary schools in Anambra and Imo States. Years of experience and gender as moderating variables positively relate with teachers’ retention in Anambra and Imo States. It was recommended that public secondary schools in Anambra and Imo states of Nigeria should attract and retain competent teachers to ensure competent job performance in public secondary schools in Anambra and Imo States.



Submitted: 20/05/2019

Accepted:  06/06/2019

Published: 11/06/2019


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Asuzu, Adamma

E-mail: revdasuzu@

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Anambra and Imo States; Job Satisfaction; Mentoring; Nigeria Public Secondary Schools; Retention; Teachers.



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Cite this Article: Asuzu, LA (2019). Mentoring, Job Satisfaction as a Correlate of Teachers’ Retention in Public Secondary Schools in Anambra and Imo States of Nigeria. Greener Journal of Educational Research, 9(1): 73-82, 10.15580/GJER.2019.1.052019092.

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