The Effects of the Teachers’ Motivation on Academic Performance of Public Primary Schools: A Case of Mbinga District

Ngonyani, Ambros (2017) The Effects of the Teachers’ Motivation on Academic Performance of Public Primary Schools: A Case of Mbinga District. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

This study assessed the effects of teachers’ motivation on academic performance of public primary schools in Mbinga district in Ruvuma region, Southern Tanzania. Specifically, the study aimed at: examining the types of motivation provided to teachers for pupils academic performance of public primary schools; assessing the factors which affect teachers motivation in public primary schools; examining the outcomes of the motivated teachers on pupils’ academic performance in public primary schools as well as identifying the strategies employed to motivate teachers for pupils, academic performance of public primary schools in Mbinga district. The findings revealed that, to the great extent, public primary school teachers were motivated either by schools or the government. In addition, the findings indicate that low incentives, promotion problems and delaying of salary payments are some of the main factors affecting teachers’ motivation. Furthermore, illnesses and less teachers’ demands consideration are among of the social reasons demoralize teachers. The study also revealed that, insufficient supervision, weaknesses of government policies, unfriendly teaching and learning environment and shortage of teachers are other factors demoralizing teachers in public primary schools. In addition, the study found that, the use of teachers’ attendance register, class journals, free lunch to teachers, deduction of payment to absentees’ teachers, rewards and programmed school inspections and supervisions encourage teachers’ attendance and effective teaching. Based on these findings the study recommends that the government should improve teachers’ incentives, teaching and learning environments in order to raise enthusiasm and commitment of teachers on attendance, effective teaching and better academic performance of schools.

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: 13 Oct 2018 10:19
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2018 10:19
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/2259

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