Factors Affecting Job Motivation of Teachers in Government Secondery School of Dale Woreda in Sidama Regional State, Ethiopia

Tagese Tilahun Hirgo


The purpose of this study was to examine the factors affecting job motivation of teachers in government general secondary schools of Dale woreda in Sidama regional state. Descriptive research design was used for the study. The study targeted 180 teachers and principals of the government secondary schools of Dale woreda. From potential schools in the woreda 4 schools were selected purposively. Simple random sampling technique was used to select the teachers while convenience sampling technique was used to select the principals.  Questioner and Semi structured interview was employed to collect data from respondents. From sample the size 175(97.8) principals and teachers respondents were filled and returned. Data obtained through questionnaire were analyzed and summarized using statistical tools. Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS, version 20) was used to analyze the quantitative data. Where descriptive statistics such as mean, standard deviation, percentages, were used to describe the data. The study found that teachers were de-motivated in various aspects such as; Administrative problem mean value (2.64) is the first determinant factors that play a great role on job motivations of teachers in the study area. Followed by Interest in teaching (2.33), Work environment (2.27), Students disciplinary problems (2.23) and inadequate salary (2.14) respectively. From the findings of the study, it was concluded that Administrative problem, lack of interest in teaching profession and work environment are highly affecting teachers’ job motivation. The study recommends that woreda education office and school principals should ensure that teachers are well motivated toward their job for the enhancement of better educational out comes. This can be achieved by ensuring that basic needs for teachers are fulfilled and clear and participative decision making is need in the school.

Keywords: Key words: Job motivation, satisfaction, performance, intrinsic rewards, extrinsic reward

DOI: 10.7176/RHSS/12-20-01

Publication date:October 31st 2022

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ISSN (Paper)2224-5766 ISSN (Online)2225-0484

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