PRINCIPALSâ€™ MOTIVATIONAL STRATEGIES FOR ENHANCING SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHERSâ€™ PRODUCTIVITY IN ANAMBRA STATE
Keywords:Education, Motivation, Teachersâ€™ Productivity
This study examined principalâ€™s motivational strategies that will enhance teachersâ€™ productivity in secondary schools in Anambra State. The study adopted a descriptive survey design. Two research questions guided the study and one hypothesis was tested. A structured questionnaire developed by the researchers and titled Principalâ€™s Motivational Strategies and Teachersâ€™ Productivity Questionnaire (PMSTPQ) was used for data collection. The population of the study comprised 789 teachers in secondary schools in Onitsha education zone of Anambra State. A sample of 120 teachers was purposively drawn for the study. The instrument was validated by three experts, who are lecturers, two in Educational Management and one in Educational Measurement and Evaluation all in the Faculty of Education, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University. Mean scores and standard deviation were used to answer the research questions while t-test was used in testing the hypothesis at 0.05 level of significance. The reliability of the instrument was established using Cronbach Alpha. It yielded a reliability coefficient of 0.79 which was considered adequate for the study. The findings showed among others that motivation leads to teacherâ€™s professional growth, job satisfaction and realization of target goals of the school. Based on the findings it was recommended among others that principals should be encouraged to attend seminars, workshops and conferences on the auspices of the school and that teachersâ€™ promotion, remuneration and other fringe benefits should be paid as and when due.