Effect of Strategic Human Resource Management on Teacher Turnover in Private Secondary Schools in Nyeri County

Muriithi Charles Githinji, Ofunya Francis Afande, Kamau Riro


The study sought to establish the effect of strategic human resource management on teacher turnover in private secondary schools in Nyeri County. The objectives of the study were to; investigate the extent to which career development opportunities affect teachers’ turnover in private schools; assess the extent to which work environment in the private secondary schools on the teachers’ turnover in private schools; evaluate the extent to which reward system on the teachers’ turnover in private schools; examine the extent to which work-life balance policies on the teachers’ turnover in private schools in Nyeri County. The study adopted a survey design to achieve the objectives.  The population of the study was the school managers of the 21 private schools in Nyeri County and teachers who have previously transferred from private secondary schools in Nyeri County. The study will used 30% of the population as the sample and use stratified random sampling to pick individuals to participate in the study. Snowball sampling method was also used to reach out to teachers who had previously transferred from private schools. To collect data a close ended questionnaire was e used. The data collected was analyzed using Statistical Package for Social Sciences. The data was analyzed to generate frequencies, mean and percentages. Regression model was also generated to establish the relationship between the independent variable and dependent variable. The findings were as follows: Reward system was the most important human resource practice that affects teachers’ turn out. Career development was the second important followed by working environment and the least practice that affect turnover was work-life balance.

Keywords: Human Resource, Strategic Human Resource Management, Teacher Turnover, Private Secondary Schools, Career development.


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