Factors affecting Teachers Turnover in the Public Secondary Schools in Ruangwa Rural District council

Mchia, Lydia Edger (2013) Factors affecting Teachers Turnover in the Public Secondary Schools in Ruangwa Rural District council. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

This study was conducted to explore the factors affecting teachers’ turnover and the strategies which should be put in place in managing the problem of teachers’ turnover in public secondary schools in Ruangwa rural. This study had four specific objectives as well as four research questions which guided data collection and data analysis. The study employed the descriptive research design where the data was collected through primary and secondary sources. The former employed questionnaires and interview while the latter employed from documentary source such as Ruangwa establishments and records. In summary the findings revealed that, teachers are quitting the teaching profession due to unfavorable employer, employee and external factors such as, absence of social services, poor and difficult working environment, inadequate benefits that is low payment, and insufficient wages, poor supply of basic needs, lack of motivation, delay in implementing teachers claims, so on. The findings indicated the main strategies in managing the problem of teachers’ turnover such as, Improving working conditions, increasing salary and other benefits, construction of teachers’ houses under SEDP and TASAF. It was recommended that working and living environment in rural areas should be improved in order to motivate teachers and other workers. The salary system should be modified to match with the promotion awarded. Payment of teachers’ benefits should be on time and teachers’ contribution to the national development should be recognized by the government. Lastly the teaching resources should be supplied in adequacy, with the increase of the number of teachers to match with the working load together with modified management.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 600 Technology > 658 Gerneral management
Divisions: Faculty of Business Management > Department of Leadership and Governance
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2016 06:13
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2016 06:13
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1046

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