The Impact of Promotion on Merit and Education Level Bases to Performance of the Tanzania Police Force

Ghati, Mwita Makamba (2015) The Impact of Promotion on Merit and Education Level Bases to Performance of the Tanzania Police Force. Masters thesis, The Open University Of Tanzania.

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Abstract

The main purpose of this study was to determine the Impact of Promotion on Merit and Education Level bases to performance of the Tanzania Police Force. The objectives involved to determine whether promotion on merit and education level bases satisfies the employee’s desire of being recognized, valued and assigned duties which they perform best; motivates employees to offer their loyalty to the force; helps the force to retain the skilled workforce; if it motivates other employees to study to high education levels, and exploring possible challenges related to promotion on merit and education level bases and ways of addressing them. The study employed mainly qualitative approach using the case study design. A total of 65 participants were involved in the study including 40 rank and file soldiers, soldiers studying in high education institutions, 20 soldiers of inspectorate rank and 5 senior Police officers who were selected through stratified random sampling and purposive sampling. Data were sought through interviews, documentary review and observation; and were analyzed mainly through content analysis. The findings of the study indicated that promoting soldiers on merit and education level bases has a positive impact on the forces’ performance; it satisfies soldiers’ desire of being recognized and valued; it builds soldiers’ loyalty to the force; it enables the force to retain its skilled workforce; it motivates other soldiers to acquire high education and it faces a number of challenges. In the light of the finding the study recommends that the force has to continue using these qualifications for promotion since it encourages soldiers to improve their performance and hence an efficient and effective police organization. And it has to work on the challenges identified using the suggested ways to make the practice fair and acceptable by soldiers.

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: 13 Jul 2016 10:52
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2016 10:52
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1180

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