The contribution of non-monetary incentives to Teachers Retention in Public Secondary Schools in Korogwe Urban

Tumaini, Mary (2015) The contribution of non-monetary incentives to Teachers Retention in Public Secondary Schools in Korogwe Urban. Masters thesis, The Open University Of Tanzania.

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Abstract

This study explored the contribution of non-monetary incentives to teachers’ retention in Korogwe urban. The specific objectives focused on: exploring the types of non-monetary incentives provided to teachers, finding out teachers views on the influence of non-monetary incentives to their job retention and investigating the challenges the management faces in the provision of non-monetary incentives to teachers in respective schools. This study was guided by theoretical framework based on Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, Vroom Expectancy theory of motivation, and Adam’s Equity theory of motivation. The study involved four (4) public secondary schools in Korogwe District, and utilized mixed methods. Purposive and stratified sampling procedures were used to select a sample of 65 respondents. These involved one District Secondary Education Officer, sixty secondary school teachers and four head of schools. Three Data collection procedures i.e. Observation, Interview and Questionnaires were employed in this study. The findings revealed that teachers’ promotion is still a big challenge in public secondary schools, as the result very few teachers were satisfied while, the majority of teachers were not satisfied with the promotion management. Moreover, non-monetary incentives seem to influence teachers’ retention positively and negatively as the findings indicated that those who were satisfied with the incentives remained in schools while, those who were not satisfied, quitted the teaching profession. It was also found that, shortage of resources play a vital role in the teachers’ job dissatisfaction. It is concluded that school management should work on the challenges affecting teachers’ retention through school projects, social welfare, effective orientation and mentorship.

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/1416

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