Assessment on the Role of Motivation in Improving Teachers’ Job Performance in Private Secondary Schools

Ndile, Frank (2019) Assessment on the Role of Motivation in Improving Teachers’ Job Performance in Private Secondary Schools. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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This study assessed the role of motivation in improving teachers’ work performance in private secondary schools in Mbozi district. Specifically the study identified the motivational incentives geared to improve the performance of teachers in private secondary; establish the relationship between motivation and performance among private secondary schools and examine the attitudes of private school teachers on the importance of teacher motivation in improving performance in Mbozi district. Descriptive survey research design was adopted to get information through structured questionnaires scheduled to 62 secondary school teachers. The key study findings show that, job performance of most of private secondary school teachers is influenced by non-monetary and monetary motivational incentives. The main nonfinancial incentives given included recognition, job security and appreciation. The major monetary motivational incentives given included; housing allowance, increase in salary as well as access to loans. The findings revealed that motivational incentives and teachers’ job performance have a statistically significant linear relationship. The relationship was based on examining job performance indicators among the teachers with major ones being letting teachers to work with autonomy and loyalty; being responsible as well as creative in teaching. The findings also revealed that most teachers’ attitudes towards the ability of motivation given to improve their job performance were statistically significant. This was based on adequacy, acceptability, variety of the incentives, equality in motivational distribution. The study suggested that in order to get better motivation and job performance in teaching and learning process the owners of private secondary schools as well as the Ministry of Education should strengthen quality supervision.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 600 Technology > 658 Gerneral management
Divisions: Faculty of Education > Department of Policy Planning and Administration
Depositing User: Mr. Administrator OUT
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2021 08:08
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2021 08:08

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