Employee Empowerment and Teacher Performance in Selected Government Aided Universal Secondary Schools in Butambala District, Uganda
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The study aimed at establishing the relationship between employee empowerment and teacher performance in selected GASSs in Butambala, District. Despite the empowerment programs being enforced by the government, teacher performance in the selected GASSs in Butambala District is still lacking. Three objectives guided this study that was to say, to examine whether employee continued professional education, employee promotion and employee motivation have a relationship with teacher performance using selected GASSs in Butambala District. Across-sectional study design was used. Both quantitative approaches and qualitative approaches were used. 173 participants were selected and a sample size of 134 was selected using mainly stratified random and purposive sampling techniques. Quantitative analysis of data considered descriptive statistics tools including using frequencies, percentages and means. For inferential statistics, these involved use of Pearson’s correlation coefficient to correlate continued professional education, employee promotion and employee motivation with teacher’ performance. (Pearson correlation, coefficient of determination and regression) Content analysis was used to analyze qualitative data. Findings revealed a negative relationship between employees continued professional education and teacher performance. Its value was -0.199. On the second objective, it was revealed that there was a positive relationship between employee promotion and teacher performance. Its value was 0.816. On the third objective, it was revealed that there was a negative relationship between employee motivation and teacher performance. Its value was -0.162. It was concluded that the lower the empowerment of teachers, the lower the level of performance. It is recommended that there is a need to formulate a comprehensive employee empowerment policy which ensures that, continued professional education, promotion and motivation are ensured if performance is to improve.