Work Performance and Monetary Motivation in the Tanzania Police Force

Mihayo, Frank K. (2018) Work Performance and Monetary Motivation in the Tanzania Police Force. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

Motivation explains why people do things in a successful way. It includes initiatives, guidance and maintenance of goal-oriented behavior. Tanzania police force is being faced with several misconducts including robberies, theft, drug issues, poor customer care, and the likes which are being associated with poor monetary motivation. This study aimed to evaluate the impact of monetary motivation in the Tanzania Police Force. A Case study design was used and the study was conducted at Dar es salaam Police Academy and Special Force Unit in Dar es Salaam involving 158 officers. Random and Purposive samplings were used to obtain samples. Semi-structured questionnaires and oral interviews were used in assessing the individual’s perception. Thematic analysis was used to categorize data into different themes, which were then assessed of their association. The study revealed that police officers do prefers and are motivated by monetary motivations especially salary and allowance. Misconducts in the force are perceived to be linked to lack of monetary motivation. The study recommends that there is a need for improving monetary motivation in the TPF as it is perceived by its officers for improved performance. Other recommendations include improving the budget of MOHA, payments for overtime, risk allowance and special skill allowance.

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: 04 Oct 2018 16:06
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2018 16:09
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/2064

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