Rewards and Teachers’ Commitment in Secondary Schools in Nyimbwa Sub-County Luweero District, Uganda
Kateshumbwa, Edgar Mwesigye(Supervisor)
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The purpose of the study was to establish the effect of rewards on commitment of secondary school teachers in secondary schools in Nyimbwa sub-county, Luweero District. The study was guided by two objectives: to establish the effect of (a) financial rewards and (b) non-financial rewards respectively on commitment of the said teachers. The study took quantitative and qualitative approaches using cross-sectional and correlation designs, involving 120 respondents of which 115 were secondary school teachers, 03 head teachers and 02 district education officers using a questionnaire and interview guide respectively, data was collected and analysed at the descriptive level using summary statistics such as mean and standard deviation, and at the inferential level using t-tests for independent groups and Pearson’s correlation co-efficient using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS). Findings were that (a) there was an insignificant correlation between financial rewards and job commitment, (b) there was positive significant correlation between non-financial rewards and job commitment of the said teachers. It was therefore concluded that, (a) financial rewards do not significantly affect commitment of secondary teachers (b) that non-monetary rewards significantly positively affect the commitment of the teachers. The study finally recommended that; (a) managers of various schools, policymakers and other stakeholders should know that financial rewards are not the sole factors that enhance the commitment of teachers. They should instead look for other ways of raising commitment of teachers, (b) Policymakers, administrators, managers of various schools should ensure that teachers are rewarded through non- monetary rewards by praising, promoting, and giving teachers responsibilities, among others to realize their commitment.