Teachers motivation and performance at the work place, Githunguri division, Kiambu district, Kenya

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Kampala International University, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
The main purpose of motivation in any given organization is to increase efficiency and effectiveness at work which eventually leads to high levels of productivity and the benefits thereof. People are motivated by many different kinds of needs. They have basic needs for food, clothing and shelter, but they also need acceptance, recognition and self - esteem. Each individual experience those needs ways and to varying degrees. To complicate matters more, people are motivated by different needs to different times in their lives depending on their age, sex, culture, social status and ambitions. No one approach to motivation works for all people or for the same person all the time. For this reason, it is necessary that managers sensitively seek appropriate ways of motivating their employees as individuals, if organizational per formational performance is of concern to them. The main aim of this project will be to assess the specific factors of motivation that can feasibly be used at the work place to increase the performance of female employees. It seeks to clarify the challenges women go through as employees and homemakers, and how these challenges can negatively impact on their work efficiency at times. The purpose of this study is therefore, to obtain concrete information from the field on what female teachers feel should be done to increase their level of motivation. The study will target teachers in sampled Government secondary schools of Githunguri Division, Kiambu District. Descriptive data will be collected which will require to be analyzed both qualitatively and empirically (quantitatively). Based on the findings of this study, conclusion will be drawn and recommendations made for necessary action by relevant authorities
A Research Project Presented to the Institute of Open and Distance Learning in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Bachelor of Education in Guidance and Counseling, Kampala International University Kampala, Uganda
Teachers' motivation, Work place, Githunguri division, Kiambu district, Kenya