The role of motivation in enhancing the performance of teachers in private primary schools, a case of St. Mary’s Schools

Zalwango, Miriam (2014) The role of motivation in enhancing the performance of teachers in private primary schools, a case of St. Mary’s Schools. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

Teachers‟ motivation has become an important issue given their responsibility to impart knowledge and skills to learners. Consequently, the study investigated the role of motivation in enhancing performance of school teachers in private primary schools in Dar-es-Salaam. The broad objective of the study was to investigate the role of motivation in enhancing the performance of private primary school teachers using a case of St. Mary‟s schools. Specifically, the study aimed at identifying the indicators of motivation, examining the factors influencing teachers‟ performance and the impact motivation had on the performance of teachers. A descriptive survey design was adapted were a total sample of 50 respondents including head teachers was consulted. Primary data was collected using structured questionnaires as well as informative interview guides for head teachers from the different campuses and both qualitative and quantitative data was collected using tabulation. However the research findings revealed that the performance of teachers was good despite the inadequate motivation. The teachers generally performed their duties and activities with high morale with evidence on early reporting to work, regular tests, participation in school activities among others. In order to improve the performance of teachers at work, the study recommended salary increments to teachers to match the high standards of living, recognize good work, improve on available facilities and among all, aim at accomplishing set goals.

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: 14 Jan 2016 12:33
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2016 12:33
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/545

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