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Job Satisfaction among Primary School Personnel in Madagascar


  • Gérard Lassibille

    () (IREDU - Institut de recherche sur l'éducation : Sociologie et Economie de l'Education - UB - Université de Bourgogne)

  • Carlos Gamero Buron

    (Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales de la Universidad de Málaga - Université de Lille, Sciences Humaines et Sociales)


This article analyses the job satisfaction of primary school teachers in Madagascar. Based on the estimation of multilevel models, low wages and problems getting paid, job insecurity, lack of in-service training, high pupil-teacher ratios, and lack of basic infrastructure and teaching materials are identified as the main reasons for dissatisfaction. Principals' control of teachers' activities also adversely affects satisfaction, suggesting that, in Malagasy schools, neither school directors nor teachers have succeeded in adopting organisational cultures based on cooperation among their members. These results are likely to stimulate debates on educational policy, both in Madagascar and in many other developing countries.

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  • Gérard Lassibille & Carlos Gamero Buron, 2016. "Job Satisfaction among Primary School Personnel in Madagascar," Post-Print halshs-01343578, HAL.
  • Handle: RePEc:hal:journl:halshs-01343578
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    1. World Bank, 2002. "Education and Training in Madagascar : Toward a Policy Agenda for Economic Growth and Poverty Reduction," World Bank Publications, The World Bank, number 14088, March.
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