Factors Influencing Secondary School Teachers Intention to Leave the Teaching Profession in Favour of other Opportunities in Tanzania: The Case of Kinondoni District

Kiwango, Apolonia Andrew (2016) Factors Influencing Secondary School Teachers Intention to Leave the Teaching Profession in Favour of other Opportunities in Tanzania: The Case of Kinondoni District. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

Intention of public secondary school teachers’ to leave the teaching profession in favour of other work opportunities. The objective of the study include: The identification of teachers intending to leave the teaching profession, and Factors having the most influencing power to induce teachers to leave the teaching profession, Most influential factors which can change teachers intention to leave their teaching profession in fevour of others. The study employed both qualitative and quantitative methods. A case study survey was carried out in the study. Simple random sampling and purposive sampling was used to select sample of a one hundred respondents; and used Structured and unstructured questionnaires, interviews, and focused group discussions to capture the data. The data were analyzed by using a statistical package for social sciences (SSPS) and content analysis. The finding show that teachers do not enjoy teaching students but keep on teaching due to lack of other opportunities and qualifications for new jobs Influencing factors include: Insufficient salary. Lack of incentive packagers, unconducive working environment and heavy workload are reported to be the most influential factors inducing teachers to leave the teaching profession in favor of other opportunities. The findings also show that an increase in salaries, provision of incentive packages, reduction of heavy work and creation of conducive environments for teaching will induce teachers to re accept the teaching profession. Recommendations includes government action on improving teachers’ working environment to make it attractive to teachers that can be returned and sustained. In term of further study it is recommended that the national research is recommended so that data can be generated for a comprehensive policy to improve education.

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: 16 Feb 2017 13:56
Last Modified: 23 May 2017 10:56
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1677

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