The Relationship Between Secondary School Teachers’ Creativity and Job Satisfaction

Uçar R.

International Journal of Progressive Education, vol.18, no.4, pp.31-42, 2022 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)


This research aims to determine secondary school teachers' creativity and job satisfaction. For this purpose, a simple random sampling method was used in the study conducted with teachers working in secondary schools in Bağlar, Kayap nar, S r, and Yenişehir districts of Diyarbak r province The research used short forms of the "Minessota Job Satisfaction Scale" and the "Teacher Creativity Scale" as data collection tools. Teachers' perceptions about the sub-dimensions of job satisfaction and teacher creativity scales were described with arithmetic mean and standard deviation. Whether the job satisfaction levels of the teachers can be estimated from the creativity levels was tested by multiple regression analysis. According to the research findings, teachers have found themselves highly creative. In addition, the teachers expressed that they were satisfied with their work. Furthermore, it has been observed that teachers' job satisfaction levels can be estimated statistically from their expertise, creative thinking skills, and motivation perceptions. The relative importance of the predictive dimensions on job satisfaction is as follows; "motivation," "expertise," and "creative thinking skills."