PREDICTORS OF TURNOVER AND THEIR EFFECTS ON ACADEMIC STAFF PERFORMANCE IN PRIVATE HIGHER LEARNING INSTITUTIONS IN RWANDA: CASE OF FOUR SELECTED INSTITUTIONS

Umumararungu,, Christine Kapita (2017) PREDICTORS OF TURNOVER AND THEIR EFFECTS ON ACADEMIC STAFF PERFORMANCE IN PRIVATE HIGHER LEARNING INSTITUTIONS IN RWANDA: CASE OF FOUR SELECTED INSTITUTIONS. ["eprint_fieldopt_thesis_type_phd" not defined] thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

The study investigated predictors of turnover and their effects on academic staff performance in Private Higher Learning Institutions in Rwanda (PHLIs). It aimed at assessing factors that contribute to academic staff job dissatisfaction in PHLIs. The study mainly revolved on identifying non-monetary incentives that contribute to academic staff job satisfaction, effects of lack of motivation on academic staff research and consultancy, how lack of development opportunities impacts on academic staff research and consultancy, the effects of turnover on academic staff research and consultancy as well as mechanisms to address it. Four selected institutions constituted the sample and 170 respondents were selected using simple random sampling with the help of random table numbers. Primary data were collected using questionnaires and interviews. The findings proved jobdissatisfaction, lack of motivation and lack of development opportunities to be the main predictors of turnover in PHLIs. The study has proved that PHLIs need to improve research capabilities since publications have found to be at very low level especially publications at international level. It was noted that the quality of research and consultancy suffers when academic staff are not motivated and satisfied and when they do not have required skills. They need job satisfaction and stability to concentrate their time on their noble career of research and consultancy. Recommendations to different stakeholders involved in Higher Learning Institutions on how to make academic staff more satisfied and more loyal were provided. The studyrecommends that none financial incentives be given priority among academic staff so as to satisfy their intrinsic needs which contribute more to their satisfaction.

Item Type: Thesis (["eprint_fieldopt_thesis_type_phd" not defined])
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 370 Education
Divisions: Faculty of Education > Department of Educational foundations
Depositing User: Mr Mugisha Kafuma
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2019 08:01
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2019 08:11
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/2304

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