Determination of Motivational Factors Affecting Secondary School Teachers’ Professional Efficiency: A Case of Mvomero District

Mushwaim, Jovin Johnsen (2014) Determination of Motivational Factors Affecting Secondary School Teachers’ Professional Efficiency: A Case of Mvomero District. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

Teachers are prime resources of schools in enhancing good performance which in turn provides assurance for quality education. Despite that Mvomero District has been doing its own best to facilitate teachers’ professional efficiency by enhancing motivation, there have been shortcomings that many teachers have been inadequately motivated. The general objective of the study was to assess the motivational factors affecting teachers’ professional efficiency in public secondary schools in Mvomero district. Case study research design was utilized in the methodology. A sample of 120 respondents was used. Data were collected using interview, questionnaires and analysed descriptively by using Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS) software. The findings from the study indicated that, salaries have influenced teachers negatively as they seem to be unworthy of services rendered (80%), do not meet their monthly expenses and remain with nothing to save (90%). Promotion opportunities were available but lack or misplacement of documents due to negligence of officers led to promotion among teachers taking a long time (92%). Lazy or non performing teachers were warned and sometimes demoted as a sign for non-fulfilment of obligations (80%). However, there have been few or no houses for teaching and non-teaching staff, inadequate classrooms, desks, tables, playgrounds etc. were available, and do not match the requirements of a fully furnished school (82%). Delays of payment de-motivated teachers while decent and equitable salary need to be paid. It is recommended that salaries, promotion practices, rewarding system and teaching-learning environment need to be enhanced for both teachers and students in Mvomero District.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 370 Education
Divisions: Faculty of Education > Department of Policy Planning and Administration
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2016 12:10
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2016 12:10
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/747

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