Influence of Teacher Motivation on Students’ AcademicPerformance in Selected Public Secondary Schools in Western Urban District, in Eastern Freetown


Authors : Ackmed Chebli; Abass Alpha Bangura

Volume/Issue : Volume 8 - 2023, Issue 3 - March

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DOI : https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.7802544

Abstract : The study was conducted on the Influence of teacher motivation on students’ academic performance in selected public secondary school. The objectives were; to examine the level of teacher motivation on students’ academic performance, assess the impacts of motivation on students’ academic performance and identify factors influencing teacher motivation towards effective performance. The study adopted the descriptive research design. The sample size was 50 teachers. Questionnaire was the major instrument used for this study. Descriptive statistics (frequencies and percentages presented in tables) were used to analyze the data. Results revealed that; the earliness or lateness of a teacher in class or school has no influence on the students’ performance or does not affect the students’ completion of assignments but rather on the content. Interaction of the teacher with the students influences students’ academic performance. Reporting time in schools revealed that even though other teacher are late for school students still performed well in continuous assessments and external exams. In-service training influencesstudents’ academic performance. Preservice training is essential to both the teacher and the students. Promotion motivates the teacher. As much as the working conditions of the teacher and teacher remuneration have no direct influence on the students’ performance. Based on the resultsthe recommendations were; it is therefore recommended that teachers should be motivated to increase their performance. It is also recommended that the management of public schools put in place measures geared towards enhancing performance of teachers and formulate motivational policies that enhance employee performance. The government can use the study, especially the Teachers Service Commission in acquiring vital information critical for improving terms and working conditions of teachers in order to increase their level of motivation and job performance. The ministry of education can use the findings in understanding extrinsic rewards that lowers teacher’s job performance and thus take appropriate strategies and measures so as to improve the efficiency of teachers. The Board of Governors can also provide rewards that give teachers impetus to work harder and facilitate pupils’ performance. The government should continue putting more efforts on improving the working conditions by building more houses withavailability of such services as electricity and water for teachers, building laboratories with equipment and improving classrooms conditions and teaching facilities to facilitate easy teaching-learning processes. The Government policies on secondary schools should be well- designed and implemented to meet the demands of teachers and provide them more opportunities for training and development teachers will likely be motivated. The government should make increase on the salaries which reflects the status of teachers and the socio-economic situation prevailing in our societies. The teaching service commission should work towards improving teachers’ conditions are made possible. The government authorities through the ministry of finance should provide bikes on loan facilities for male teachers to facilitate there movement to attend school early since they are dominated by male teachers. Increase the number of teachers to reduce the work load of other teachers.

The study was conducted on the Influence of teacher motivation on students’ academic performance in selected public secondary school. The objectives were; to examine the level of teacher motivation on students’ academic performance, assess the impacts of motivation on students’ academic performance and identify factors influencing teacher motivation towards effective performance. The study adopted the descriptive research design. The sample size was 50 teachers. Questionnaire was the major instrument used for this study. Descriptive statistics (frequencies and percentages presented in tables) were used to analyze the data. Results revealed that; the earliness or lateness of a teacher in class or school has no influence on the students’ performance or does not affect the students’ completion of assignments but rather on the content. Interaction of the teacher with the students influences students’ academic performance. Reporting time in schools revealed that even though other teacher are late for school students still performed well in continuous assessments and external exams. In-service training influencesstudents’ academic performance. Preservice training is essential to both the teacher and the students. Promotion motivates the teacher. As much as the working conditions of the teacher and teacher remuneration have no direct influence on the students’ performance. Based on the resultsthe recommendations were; it is therefore recommended that teachers should be motivated to increase their performance. It is also recommended that the management of public schools put in place measures geared towards enhancing performance of teachers and formulate motivational policies that enhance employee performance. The government can use the study, especially the Teachers Service Commission in acquiring vital information critical for improving terms and working conditions of teachers in order to increase their level of motivation and job performance. The ministry of education can use the findings in understanding extrinsic rewards that lowers teacher’s job performance and thus take appropriate strategies and measures so as to improve the efficiency of teachers. The Board of Governors can also provide rewards that give teachers impetus to work harder and facilitate pupils’ performance. The government should continue putting more efforts on improving the working conditions by building more houses withavailability of such services as electricity and water for teachers, building laboratories with equipment and improving classrooms conditions and teaching facilities to facilitate easy teaching-learning processes. The Government policies on secondary schools should be well- designed and implemented to meet the demands of teachers and provide them more opportunities for training and development teachers will likely be motivated. The government should make increase on the salaries which reflects the status of teachers and the socio-economic situation prevailing in our societies. The teaching service commission should work towards improving teachers’ conditions are made possible. The government authorities through the ministry of finance should provide bikes on loan facilities for male teachers to facilitate there movement to attend school early since they are dominated by male teachers. Increase the number of teachers to reduce the work load of other teachers.

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