Factors Affecting Work Motivation in Primary Schools: A Case Study of Kampala District.

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Kampala International University, bachelor's degree in education
Motivation represents the outcomes of several behavioral inputs such as attitude and learning, and it is an important concept receiving considerable attention from academics, researchers and practicing managers. This study was carried out to assess how motivated teachers were to impart effectively knowledge and skills to learners in Kampala district. The following objectives guided the study: to find out if the teachers were getting basic needs from schools where they taught; to find out if they felt any secure while teaching; to establish if at all schools were providing the social needs to these teachers in order to perform well, to establish if the schools had put in place job enrichment strategies in order to build the esteem of leaders, and to find out if schools as organization were in position to help teachers aspire and grow academically. The respondents used in the study were forty teachers who filled a semi-structured questionnaire containing items which had been formulated from the objectives Findings showed that schools had provided money incentives to the staff members in form of salary payments, some few school provided more incentives such as bonus, appreciation for a job enrichment done and over time teaching. It was also established that teachers received food, housing from the schools. Findings further highlighted that teacher's safety and social needs as well as self actualization needs were well catered for and teachers were therefore expected to be motivated to work. It was ruled out that work conditions were responsible for the poor performance of teachers in schools. It was recommended that teachers as managers continue to provide conducive working conditions for their staff members in order to make them even work harder.
Report Submitted To Presented To The Faculty Of Education In Partial Fulfillment Of The Requirements For The Award Of Bachelor's Degree Of In Education Of Kampala International University
Work Motivation, Primary Schools