Factors Influencing Teachers’ Motivation and Job Performance in Kibaha district, Tanzania

Mark, Agnes (2015) Factors Influencing Teachers’ Motivation and Job Performance in Kibaha district, Tanzania. Masters thesis, The Open University Of Tanzania.

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Abstract

The general objective of this study was to identify factors influencing teachers’ motivation and job performance in public secondary schools in Kibaha District. Specifically, the study sought to identify factors of motivation that can lead to teacher’s job satisfaction and dissatisfaction in public secondary schools, assess factors of motivation that are available at good performing schools and that are not available at poor performing schools and to document suggestions for improving teacher’s job satisfaction and performance. The study employed a descriptive survey research design. Research techniques employed were interview and questionnaire. The sample consisted of thirty nine respondents with thirty two questionnaire respondents randomly selected from selected secondary schools and seven interview respondents purposively selected from the District education office, CWT District office, TSD office and head of schools from selected secondary schools. Quantitative data were analyzed descriptive statistics such as tables, frequencies and percentages while the qualitative responses were coded, categorized and analyzed into themes. There was also the use of respondents’ direct quotes. The findings of the study show that motivation of teachers in Kibaha District was affected by factors such as poor working conditions, low salary/pay, unfavorable policies on education, delays in promotions and community’s negative perception towards teaching. Based on the findings, the study recommends inter alia that the government should improve teachers’ compensation and pay as well as improve working conditions. The government should also review policies on secondary education for example by making teachers participate and have a say on matters regarding the management and the delivery of secondary education including teachers personal development .

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 370 Education
Divisions: Faculty of Education > Department of Policy Planning and Administration
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2016 10:12
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2016 10:12
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1413

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