Study on Job Autonomy and Job Proficiency of Private School Primary Teachers in Chennai Region
In earlier days, employers felt the job satisfaction component is the only avenue to make employees happy. A lot of research studies proved that internal motivation/drive is also needed for improving employees, thereby giving way for enrichment avenues. One such enrichment avenue is autonomy given in job areas. This study focuses on job enrichment aspects for school-level teachers concentrating primary level teachers in the Chennai region. The enrichment tool analyzed in this paper is job autonomy for teachers that can have a significant effect on task crafting and curriculum analysis. The job proficiency level is compared after skill set improvement. This study is carried out to check the job level independence given to teachers and certain decentralization areas based on interest level. The study is also done to identify the related factors of the job proficiency level of teachers. The method used for collecting data is a convenient sampling method using a well-designed questionnaire. Two hundred samples are collected that are used for the data analysis section. Data analysis is done using statistical methods using Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) software and analysis of a moment structures (AMOS) software. Statistical techniques used for this study are linear regression and confirmatory factor output used to check the model fit. Research findings are teacher’s work-based competency levels that significantly affect students’ creativity using mind-mapping techniques. Task autonomy has a significant relationship with curriculum analysis and task crafting. This study recommends analyzing hidden factors of learner’s behavior to improve reflective teaching, leading to the teachers’ proficiency level in their job.