Influence of training, motivation on teachers' performance in selected public secondary schools: a case study Kimaka Division, Jinja Municipality

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Kampala International University.College of Humanities and social science
The purpose of the study is to establish the effect of provision of fringe benefits and the nature of working conditions under motivational practices on teacher's performance in secondary schools. Qualitative, quantitative, and descriptive-correlation research design is used in the study. The researcher used purposive and simple random sampling techniques to select the research participants respectively from selected secondary schools. The targeted population is 105 and the sample size of the participants was 103. Data was collected using questionnaire as research instrument and analyzed by means of descriptive statistics, namely; frequencies, percentage, and mean. Pearson Correlation Coefficient is used to establish the relationship between motivational practices and teacher's performance in secondary schools. The findings from the study indicated that 59.2% of the respondents with a high mean of 3 .5464 reported that the nature of working conditions are still favorable to some employees and this reflected undesirable behaviors among the employees. Good working conditions are necessary for all employees for their effective performance in institutions. The study showed that the payment of salaries and wages have no direct bearing on teacher's performance. The study findings indicated that 70.9% of respondents with a high mean of 3.5631 reported that fringe benefits like allowances, recognition, promotion and praises still depends on availability of funds and management's perception. These benefits have an effect on teacher's performance when paid after completion of the task. The nature of working conditions is still favorable in some institutions and this affected the actual performances in schools. Good working conditions are therefore, pertinent for all employee's performance in any institutions. The study findings also indicated a weak correlation between motivational practices and teacher's performance as Pearson correlation is 106 and the coefficient of cletennination is 0.0112, which is 1.12% level of detennination; and this implies that there are other many factors that contribute to teacher's performance. In conclusion, the results of the study indicated that there is a very weak relationship between vi motivational practices and teacher's performance 111 urban secondary schools in Jinja. INDEX WORDS: Motivational practices, fringe benefits, nature of working conditions, teacher's performance, and secondary schools.
Research report submitted to the Department of Political and Administrative in partial fulfillment of the requirement of a bachelor's degree in Public Administration of Kampala International University.
Training, Motivation, Teachers', Performance