n African Journal for Physical Health Education, Recreation and Dance - Happiness, job enjoyment and organisational commitment of school sport facilitators and quality of life - : health and quality of life

Supplement 2
  • ISSN : 1117-4315


Whilst the science of happiness and job enjoyment has received considerable amount of attention in the last decade and considered as an emerging topic in positive psychology, the potential outcomes of happiness and job enjoyment on organisational commitment is underscored among educators in public schools. The purpose of the study was to examine the relationships between happiness and job enjoyment on organisational commitment of sport facilitators, of educators in public schools. The study is located within a quantitative paradigm, using a survey design through a structured questionnaire (n=166). The correlation analysis showed moderate to strong correlations among the general happiness, job enjoyment and organisational commitment. The regression analysis further illuminates a strong positive relationship between job enjoyment and organisational commitment. Educators who have the necessary expertise to mentor and coach various codes of sport in public schools should be given adequate support and encouragement and reasonable teaching workloads to continue with their duties. Unless the new generation of educators are recruited and retained by the profession, the sport education workforce reduce drastically over the next decade and this will see a further decline of public schools engagement in sport and physical activity participation. This may further reduce the pool of the current cohort of educators to assist athletes to feed into the amateur sport in this region and perhaps in professional sport.

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