Employees’ Motivation and Retention Among Academic Staff from Selected Private Higher Learning Institutions (HLIs) in Tanzania

Maneno, Gloria Stanley (2018) Employees’ Motivation and Retention Among Academic Staff from Selected Private Higher Learning Institutions (HLIs) in Tanzania. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

This study aimed at examining the role of employees’ motivation and retention among academic staff of private HLIs in Tanzania. Questionnaires was used as one of the data collection methods whereby 250 academic staffs who works in four (4) private HLIs such as KIU, TUDARCo, SJUT and SJUIT were randomly selected and asked to take part in the study. SPSS version 21 software was used to aid the data analysis. Descriptive statistics was employed to analyze the data for this study. The study has found that factors that motivate academic staffs in private HLIs are salary increases, working conditions, interpersonal relations, job security, fringe benefits and leadership, motivational, recognition, growth and promotional opportunities, work life balance, training and development and transparency. The same factors that motivate academic staffs in Tanzania enhance retention of academic staffs in Private HLIs. Furthermore, the study has found that challenges that face academicians at Private HLI in Tanzania are late payment, long working hours, limited opportunities for advancement and inadequate publishing facilities, limited working tools that hinders working conditions and under utilization of their talents, limited opportunities of funds and scholarships for Masters and PhD studies. The study recommends private HLIs to have salary increase scheme, favorable plan for employee job security, promotional opportunities and arrangement.

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: 28 Sep 2018 10:25
Last Modified: 28 Sep 2018 10:25
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1946

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