Teacher Motivation and Students’ Performance in Secondary Schools in Tanzania

Mwakyangwe, Zawadi G. (2017) Teacher Motivation and Students’ Performance in Secondary Schools in Tanzania. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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The study was designed to assess the sources of teacher motivation and students’ performance in secondary schools in Mbeya region.The study specifically assessed the community perspective on the importance of teacher motivation on student performance, examined the perspectives of teachers on the sources of motivation in school setting and determined the relationship between teachers’ motivation, students’ performance and national development.The study adopted descriptive research design to solicit information from 82 teachers from five secondary schools who were randomly sampled. The study results revealed that majority of the teachers and parents had positive perception that teacher motivation has a close relationship to students’ performance and national development. Furthermore, the study found that teachers believed that the source of motivation came from school management in terms of how the heads of school treated teachers. Moreover, the study found that teachers’ motivation contributed to the national development through the production of quality human resources who can positively contribute to national development in different sectors. It was recommended that the heads of schools have a duty to ensure that educational facilities, infrastructure are supportive to teachers which in turn will motivate them to raise their commitment to the work in schools.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 370 Education
Divisions: Faculty of Education > Department of Policy Planning and Administration
Depositing User: Mr Habibu Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2018 08:11
Last Modified: 28 Sep 2018 08:11
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1934

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