Assessing the impact of monetary incentives and fringe benefits on motivation of seconds teachers in non government aided schools
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In all education institutions there is need to keep employed teachers motivated and in good spirits in order for them to carry out their duties diligently and perfectly. Teachers are the back bones of schools and without them, schools seize to operate. Schools therefore need to identify those factors that influence teachers’ performance and work on putting in place those factors that influence them positively and eliminate the ones that negatively affect their performance. The objective of this study was to assess the role of monetary incentives and fringe benefits on the motivation of secondary teachers in non-government aided schools in Rubaga division. It used primary data that was collected using a pen and paper questionnaire that was filled by 50 secondary teachers from Alliance Secondary School and Noah’s Ark Secondary School in Rubaga division of which 66% were males and 34% were females. From the study, Salaries and bonuses were the biggest motivation techniques with a percentage of 46% each followed by promotions that took on 8%. The analysis was done using frequency distribution, percentages, chi square, confidence interval and expectations. From the bivariate analysis stage of the study, salaries and wages, bonuses, promotions, adequate evaluation and payment had an effect on the teachers’ motivation therefore affecting performance while years of experience, age marital status, gender and religion have no effect on teachers’ motivation. The study shows that schools need to understand the factors that influence the teacher’s performance level to as to develop a proper compensation package for them. Teachers all need to take note of these factors to help them ensure that their work is compensated fairly.