Role of Motivation in Teacher’s Job Performance in Public and Private Secondary Schools in Tabora Municipality


Motivation encourages teachers to facilitate knowledge and skills of academic to learners. Therefore, this study found the relationship between motivation and teacher’s job performance; factors that affect teacher’s motivation and determine the motivational differences in public and private secondary schools in Tabora Municipality. Descriptive survey research design was adopted to get information through structured questionnaires and intensive interview schedules with 120 secondary school teachers, 10 school Inspectors and two District education officers. The key study findings showed that the performance of teachers were high although their payment were low to encourage them to work hard. The findings also revealed that most teachers facilitate teaching and learning process with high confidence and efficiency, due to evidence that most of them came early to school, provide tests and examinations to learners and marked them, also they attend staff meetings and other activities out of teaching and learning process which are sports and games. The study found the correlation between motivation, mostly intrinsic motivation and the performance of teachers in public and private secondary schools was also existed in secondary schools in Tabora municipality. The study suggested that in order to get better motivation and job performance in teaching and learning process the ministry of education should strengthen quality supervision as well as acknowledging good performers, among others

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