Journal of Education & Social Policy

ISSN 2375-0782 (Print) 2375-0790 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/jesp

Comparison of Primary and Secondary School Teachers' Motivations
Asist. Prof. Dr. Uğur DİLER, Asım GÖKÇE, Hasan AYGÜN

The most important factor affecting the quality and quality of education is the teacher. For this reason, teachers’ job satisfaction and motivation are important for providing good education to both teachers and the educational institutions. High or low motivation and job satisfaction of teachers will also affect the quality of the education they will provide. The study group of the research consists of Sait Çiftçi primary school and Maçka Pakmaya Hüsamettin Ziler secondary school teachers. Participants were randomly selected from primary and secondary school teachers working in public schools in Şişli district of Istanbul Directorate of National Education in the 2022-2023 academic year. 5 Likert scale questionnaire was applied to these teachers. In the research, questionnaires were sent to school teachers electronically via google forms and the answers were kept online. In the analysis of the research data, the survey results were analyzed in the SPSS program and descriptive analysis and content analysis techniques were used. In descriptive analysis, the data were organized according to the themes revealed by the research questions. In this study, the motivations of primary and secondary school teachers were compared. In addition, it was concluded that teachers' motivation levels differed according to the primary and secondary school variables. As a result, it was revealed that the motivation level of primary and secondary school teachers was not the same.

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