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Title: Self-report bias and manager assumptions’ influence on motivation analysis in primary and secondary schools, and universities in Mukono and Kampala
Authors: Oyabba, Thomas
Keywords: Motivation analysis
Primary and secondary schools
Kampala and Mukono
Issue Date: Oct-2010
Publisher: Kampala international University college of Education open and distance learning
Abstract: This study investigated whether managers in the education sector in Uganda adequately analyse the key factors that motivate most employees to work performance. It was hypothesized that employees and managers in the education sector rank motivators differently. Thestudy adopted a cross-sectional survey design that combined both quantitative and qualitative approaches. A total sample of 208 employees working in educational institutions in two districts of Uganda was selected for the study. The sample consisted of 46%females and 54% males. The employees work experience varied from a few months to 30 years. Their qualification ranged from below primary level to post graduate level education. Data on work place motivation were obtained using a work place motivation survey questionnaire, an interview guide and a focus group discussion guide. The study findings reveal that managers in the education sector provide a variety of motivators to their employees including financial and non-financial benefits, and intrinsic and extrinsic factors. The findings also show that, except for the need for good wages, which both managers and employees rated highly, they had divergent perceptions of the importance of most other motivators. Finally, the study findings reveal that although good wages ranked top most as the most important motivator, it was one of the least provided to employees among the motivators.The study concludes that the need for good wages will continue to be a key motivating factor among employees in the education sector in Uganda. The study recommends that stakeholders at national an institutional level should seek to refine existing good employee motivation practices such as employee sharing among organisations. Research studies, however, need to be conducted to understand the cost and operational implications of such a scheme.
Description: A thesis presented to the School of postgraduate Studies and Research Kampala International University Kampala, Uganda in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree master of arts in project planning and management
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