Motivation and performance of teachers in private secondary schools: a case study of central college kawempe

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Kampala International University, College/School of Education
The topic of this study was Motivation and Performance of Teachers in Private Secondary Schools: A Case Study of Central College Kawempe. The study was carried out under three objectives, namely; Identifying the effect of allowances paid to teachers of Central College Kawempe, on their Performance, determining the effect of salary paid to teachers of Central College Kawempe, on their performance; and examining the effect of Late Payment of salary, on Teacher Performance in Central College Kawempein the methodology, the study relied on primary and secondary sources of information. Primary sources included; questionnaire guides, while secondary sources included official school records, which tried to provide information about the school, its background, and other vital background information about the school. The study was based on the theory of Hertzberg (two factor theory of motivation) where Hertzberg identified two types of motivation, i.e. hygiene factors and motivators. It is up on this that the researcher based his theoretical framework. The design of the study was a descriptive survey research. The school had 723 students, out of which the study utilized 60 students of the top three classes,i.e twenty students each from senior four,five;and six respectively. Twenty Teachers out of twenty eight were used, to provide information. In the findings, allowances, salary and late payment of salary were discovered to have a significant effect on teacher performance in Central College Kawempe. Respondents (teachers) were not happy about the issues of allowances, salary and late payments, and hence conditions at work were not condusive for effective performance. The study recommended that, Head Teachers and Directors of private secondary schools should; provide basic allowances to their teachers, pay a reasonable salary to teachers; and salary should be paid on time, in order to attain high teacher performance.
A thesis presented to the school of postgraduate studies and research in partial fulfillment of the award of Master’s degree in educational administration and management of Kampala International University
Motivation, Performance, Teachers, Private Secondary Schools