Organisational support and its influence on teachers job satisfaction and job performance in limpopo province of South Africa
Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences
University of the Witwatersrand, School of Economics and Business Sciences, South Africa; University of Zimbabwe, Graduate School of Business Management, South Africa
The importance of organisational support is increasingly being recognized because of its potential positive influence on employee performance. However, studies that seek to investigate the influence of organisational support on the teachers' job satisfaction and consequently their workplace performance at high school level have largely remained scant, particularly in developing countries of Southern Africa. Therefore, the primary objective of this study is to fill this void. Three research hypotheses are posited and a sample data of 162 collected from the Limpopo Province of South Africa is used to empirically test the hypotheses. The results of this study show that, organisational support positively influences teachers'job satisfaction and their job performance. Managerial implications of the findings are discussed and limitations and future research directions are indicated.