The influence of motivation on teacher work performance in selected public schools in Lusaka urban district.
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The main objective of this study was to examine the influence of motivation on teacher work performance in selected public schools in the Lusaka urban district. The target population was 496 class Teachers only, while the sample size of the study was 100 class teachers. The study employed a descriptive research design, and questionnaires were used to collect data. The study will be beneficial as it can be used to recognize the significance of motivation that substantially impacts the profitability and performance of Teachers in public schools. This study will enhance the teacher's performance by motivational elements to upgrade the instructive structure. The study will also be beneficial to policymakers and administrators as it distinguishes significant methodologies to alter the conduct of teaching personnel on the way to their job performance. The study found that many motivation(intrinsic) factors that influence teachers 'work performance, namely; recognition, responsibility, work itself, advancement, growth and achievement while under extrinsic motivation, include; company policy and administration, supervision, status, job security, salary, relationship with supervisors, relationship with peers, personal life and relationship with subordinates. It was also found that salary and work conditions under extrinsic motivation caused dissatisfaction with Teacher work performance. The study concluded that intrinsic motivation and extrinsic influence teacher work performance. The presence of motivational factors can produce job satisfaction which makes an employee motivated or satisfied, but their absence leads to no job satisfaction. Therefore, poor hygiene factors can cause job dissatisfaction which makes an employee demotivated, while better hygiene factors can reduce dissatisfaction but cannot cause job satisfaction. The study recommends that the Ministry of Education or government provide incentive packages to increase teachers' motivation. Particular attention should be put on increasing teachers' salaries and increments because most teachers complained of inadequate salaries to meet their needs. Increasing teachers' salaries will increase their morale to teach and encourage equity between effort put into the job and promotion to encourage hard work and good work performance.
SponsorshipThe University of Zambia
The University of Zambia