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Title: Rewards, Teaching Staff Retention and Academic Performance in Selected Secondary Schools in Bundibugyo District-Uganda.
Authors: Muganzi, Joshua
Keywords: Rewards
Staff Retention
Academic Performance
Secondary Schools
Bundibugyo District
Issue Date: Sep-2011
Publisher: Kampala International University, College of Education, Open and Distance Learning.
Abstract: This study explored the relationship between Rewards, Teaching Staff Retention and Academic Performance in some selected secondary schools in Bundibugyo District. In this manner, the study investigated various forms of staff rewards in selected secondary schools, establish why staff members in the selected secondary schools are rewarded and retained. This was followed by the relationship between rewards and academic performance in the selected secondary schools and lastly, the relationship between staff retention and academic performance is established as specific objectives. Different theories were analyzed and employed to support the study and concepts internalized properly to bring a conceptual framework, As such, different scholars’ views regarding the aspects investigated as specific objectives were properly articulated, A descriptive correlation design was used and 180 respondents were sampled through simple random sampling method. Self Administered Questionnaires were the instruments used and both primary and secondary sources of data were all of great importance. The findings revealed that different forms of rewards have been employed by the schools selected for this study, Rewards and retention programs in these selected secondary schools were intended for promoting better academic performance in the schools, Findings also revealed that there was direct relationship between retention, rewards and academic performance since every staff member acted to their fullest hence better academic performance, The researcher concluded that appropriate forms of rewards that can aid and motivate teachers to develop positive attitude should be designed and only those professionals who can properly deliver subject contents should be retained if the intention is to gear towards better academic achievement. Therefore, the study recommended that the school management and administration needs to identify the experienced and professional teachers and enhance better reward schemes and retention programs for such teachers.
Description: A thesis presented to the Institute of Open and Distance Learning and Research Kampala International University Kampala, Uganda in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Education.
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