Teacher motivation and academic performance in ober zone kasipul division, south Rachuonyo district Kenya

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Kampala International University, College of Education Open and Distance Learning
A study on teacher motivation as determinant of teacher performance in Omiro Primary School, Ober Zone was carried out with the main objective of establishing the relationship between teacher motivation and teacher performance. The specific objectives of the study were; to establish the relationship between teacher motivation and performance, to determine factors that influence teacher motivation, to establish ways of motivating teachers so as improve on their performance, to find out the factors that affect the teachers' performance. The population used consisted of 56 teachers who represented from the School. The methods used in the investigation were quantitative and qualitative. The purposive sampling procedure was employed so as to ensure that all the teachers in the school are represented. The sources of data were both primary, obtained using questionnaires which were distributed to the respondents and interview schedules. Secondary sources were also used, obtained from text books, internet, and newspapers among others. The questionnaire designated questionnaire for teachers was used to collect data for teacher motivation and performance and the questionnaire designated questionnaire for students was used to collect data on teacher performance. The interview guide was also used and observation schedules were involved in collecting data. Data was analyzed around each of the major three questions so as to achieve the objectives of the study. Findings revealed that the demotivating factors such as strife ridden atmosphere and unreasonable demands created by management, poor salary, discouraging team spirit, effecting heavy handed policies on teachers affects their performance. In conclusion, teacher motivation should be included as part of the working resources in an educational institution. The 10 salient points for motivation such as recognition, encouraging independence and creativity, availing training opportunities, ensuring safety of the work place, future security, respecting employees' ideas and being accessible were recommended.
A research report submitted to the College Education of Open and Distance Learning in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the award of a Bachelor of Education of Kampala International University
Teacher motivation, academic performance, kasipul division