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Determinants of teachers' turnover and retention strategies in public schools: experience from wards’ secondary schools in Morogoro Municipality

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dc.contributor.author Baddo, Nicodemus Daniel
dc.date.accessioned 2019-03-06T11:51:04Z
dc.date.available 2019-03-06T11:51:04Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11192.1/2394
dc.description A Dissertation Submitted to School of Public Administration and Management in Partial/Fulfilment of the Requirements for the Award of Master’s Degree of Science in Human Resource Management (Msc. Hrm) of Mzumbe University en_US
dc.description.abstract The study was set out to determine the factors influencing teachers‟ turnover in wards secondary schools in Morogoro Municipality. Specifically, the study was conducted to: explore factors which influence teachers‟ turnover; the impacts of teachers‟ turnover in wards secondary schools effectiveness and performance and identify retention strategies taken to curb teachers‟ turn over in Morogoro Municipality. Three research questions were formulated to guide the study. The study employed descriptive research design. A total of 90 respondents with a teaching profession background were involved in the study. Questionnaire was the main tool for data collection. The data were analyzed using the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) version 16.0, whereby descriptive and inferential analysis was done. The findings showed that relatively low salary payment being the leading factor (88.9%). It was also found out that lack of motivation 80% encouraged teacher turn over. The study also revealed that unfavourable working environment (85.6%) encouraged teacher turn over. Lastly it was found out that teaching materials (76.7%) and working load (82.2%) encouraged teacher turn over. Based on the findings it is concluded that better salaries, motivation, working environment, work load and teaching materials were important factors in teacher turn over. In the light of the research findings it is recommended that there is need to put in place ways of motivating teachers such as better pay, favourable working conditions and incentives so that they can be retained in the schools for a longer time. The study also recommends that there is need for schools to be provided with necessary materials. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Mzumbe University en_US
dc.subject Employee's Motivation en_US
dc.title Determinants of teachers' turnover and retention strategies in public schools: experience from wards’ secondary schools in Morogoro Municipality en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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