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Title: Motivation and job commitment among teachers in four selected Senior High Schools in the Ashanti Region of Ghana.
Authors: Mensah, Kwame William
Issue Date: 26-Jul-2011
Abstract: Motivation is of enormous importance with regard to enhancing performance and commitment in any organization. In this study the researcher was interested in examining the motivational level of Senior High Schools teachers in Ashanti region of Ghana and how it affects their performance and commitment. Using data obtained through the survey method the study examined the motivational level of teachers in four Senior High Schools in Ashanti region and the link between motivation and job commitment. The study revealed that the overall motivational level of teachers in the four selected Senior High Schools was high and majority of the teachers are satisfied with their job at the Ghana Education Service (G.E.S). The level of motivation and satisfaction of the teachers have a positive effect on their job commitment since majority of the teachers were committed to their job at G.E.S. The source of the high motivation of the teachers includes opportunities to use special abilities, secure future and the chance to earn good money. The study also revealed that majority of the teachers are above thirty years. The study concluded with some recommendations to G.E.S and the government on how to improve the motivational and commitment level of Senior High School teachers. The recommendations include improving the condition of service of Senior High School teachers through the increase in salaries, free accommodation and medical care and scholarships for wards of teachers. The G.E.S and the government should grant more scholarships and study leave with pay to Senior High teachers to improve their professional and leadership skills. Improved pension packages, expansion of the National teachers award scheme, timely promotion and subsidized electricity and internet access were also recommended. The government and the G.E.S should recognize the pivotal role of teachers in the educational system of the country and resource them to play their role effectively.
Description: A Thesis Submitted to the Institute of Distance Leaning, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Commonwealth Executive Master of Business Administration, June, 2011
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/4465
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