Factors Influencing Public Secondary School Teachers Motivation in Temeke District, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Amiry, Salma, M. (2008) Factors Influencing Public Secondary School Teachers Motivation in Temeke District, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

Download (1MB) | Preview


Motivation represents an employee’s desire and commitment, which is demonstrated as a job performance. That is, job in high motivation (intrinsic) and hygiene (extrinsic) factors leads to high performance and few complaints among employees. The purpose of this study was to examine the factors influencing Teachers’ motivation in Public secondary schools; A Case of Public Secondary Schools in Temeke district in Dar es Salaam. A descriptive research design, which incorporated quantitative and qualitative approaches was adopted to investigate factors that influence teacher’s motivation to improve teachers practice. A study used 420 respondents including ordinary level secondary education teachers, department teachers and head teachers in public secondary schools in Temeke district, Dar es Salaam. Questionnaires and interviews were used to correct data. Data was analyzed by using descriptive statistics. The study revealed that the factors influencing a person to join the teaching profession included job security and absence of job alternatives however salary was a low consideration. The study further revealed that factors, which motivate majority of teachers include rewards system, job satisfaction and good working condition, however these factors were provided in a small percentage. The majority of teachers were concerned more about the inadequacy of current salary levels to meet their basic needs. The study recommended immediate increase the of salary for secondary school teachers to match with the increases in the cost of living, provision of accommodation to teachers and strengthening of supervision. Also the study recommends that teachers should work in conducive environment where social services such as housing, electricity and reliable water are available that are basic wants for basic human life.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 370 Education
Divisions: Faculty of Education > Department of Policy Planning and Administration
Depositing User: Mr. Administrator OUT
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2019 10:49
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2019 10:49
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/2322

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item