Rewards and work commitment of teachers in selected primary schools in Kibwezi Division, Makueni county-Kenya

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Kampala International University , College of Education, Open & Distance Learning
The study was about reward and work commitment of teachers in selected primary schools in Kibwezi division Makueni county- Kenya. The study was guided by the following objectives, to determine the profile of the respondents, to determine the levels of work commitment and to establish if there was significant relationship between the extent of words and level of teacher commitment. The respondents of the study were selected teachers in the division. The study employed descriptive correlation design, a total of one hundred and eighty seven (187) teachers were involved in filling the questionnaires. The statistical parameters utilized were the frequency and percentage distribution for the profile of the students, the mean for the extent of rewards and Pearson correlation co efficient for the significant relationship in the level of rewards and the level of work of commitment of teachers. The finding of the study was as follows: most of the respondents were in middle age, ranging from 31-40 years, and majority of the respondents were male. In terms of education, majority of the respondents had bachelors’ degree. The position held in the school the majority of them were deputy head teachers. Many of the teachers had stagnated in the same position for a period of 6-10 years. The extent of rewards was rated fairly satisfactory based on the means (1.9). To some extent rewards contributed to teacher’s commitment to work. There was significant relationship between the extent of rewards and the level of teacher commitment since the majority was committed to their duty. The researcher recommended that teachers should be well remunerated to be committed in nation building.
A Thesis resented to the College of Higher Degrees and Research of Kampala International University Kampala, Uganda in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Master’s Degree in Education Management and Administration
Rewards and work commitment, Teachers, Primary schools