Assessment of the effectiveness of performance appraisal in private secondary schools: The case of Mawengi secondary school

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Mzumbe University
The aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness of Performance Appraisal System in private secondary schools. The study was carried out at Mawengi Secondary School in Dar es Salaam using case study design. The sample size was 35 respondents from teaching and non-teaching staff.Sampling techniques used were purposive and random sampling methods.Data collection techniques were questionnaire administration, personal interview, Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) and documentary review. Data collected were analyzed using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) version 20.0. Simple frequency analysis and tabulations were used. The findings revealed that majority of respondents at Mawengi Secondary school were aware of the Performance Appraisal System and performance appraisal was mentioned to be effective. The result also shows that employees at Mawengi Secondary School had positive attitude towards the Performance Appraisal System and the way it is implemented. It is recommended that that in order for Performance Appraisal System to be more effective the top management must give enough support to ensure that Performance Appraisal System is under control. There should be good and proper training of the employees in case there are problems of failure to attain their objectives to improve the employee‟s competence. Also, Performance Appraisal at Mawengi Secondary School should be fair to the employees rather than being biased and lastly, management decision on promotion, transfer, demotion and wage increase should rely on the performance report. This will help employees to develop a positive attitude on the Performance Appraisal System.
A dissertation submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the Degree of Master of Science in Human Resource Management (MSc HRM) of Mzumbe University
Performance apraisal, System-performance appraisal, Performance