Assessing the effect of financial and non financial motivation on the performance of teachers in secondary schools in Entebbe
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This cross-sectional descriptive study assessed the relationship between motivation and performance of teachers in private secondary schools in Entebbe, Uganda. Specifically, the study examined the relationship between financial motivation and teachers’ performance in private secondary schools in Entebbe; and examined the relationship between non-financial motivation and teachers’ performance in private secondary schools in Entebbe. Data was collected using questionnaire, interview guide and documentary review methods. Purposive sampling was used to select 10 head teachers from 10 private secondary schools in Entebbe, and 212 teachers out of 383 teachers from ten schools in Entebbe. Findings indicated that there was significant positive relationship between financial motivation and teachers’ performance in private secondary school teachers as well as nonfinancial motivation being significantly positively related to performance of private secondary school teachers in Entebbe. Financial motivation impacts on performance of teachers by 69.2% while non-financial motivation impacts by 61.6%. The value of r square when all variables were operating at the same time was 50.7%. This demonstrates that difference in teacher performance can be explained by the differences in non-financial and financial factors. Other factors that affect teacher performance would explain 49.3% of the difference in teacher performance. Therefore there is a need to use both financial and non-financial rewards, although the financial motivation has more impact.