ASSESSMENT OF TEACHERS’ MOTIVATION AND JOB SATISFACTION FOR SCHOOL PERFORMANCE IN KOGI STATE, NIGERIA
LAWAL, Azeez Tunbosun Ph.D., ACIPM, MNIMN MUSTAPHA, Adeniyi Mudashiru Ph.D. ABOGUNRIN, Abiodun Peter YUSUF, Suleiman Ph.D.
Motivation and job satisfaction are believed to be part of veritable determinants of success in any organisation, just as they are also crucial to the long term growth of any educational system all over the globe. However, the seemingly poor conditions of service and neglect suffered by teaching professionals in Nigeria which resulted into exodus of many from the profession over the years in urban areas could only make one imagine what it is like in rural settlements. The paper assesses the effect of teachers’ motivation factors on school performance and determines the differences between job satisfaction of teachers in both urban and rural suburbs of Kogi State. A self- structured questionnaire was designed and used to elicit relevant information from the sample population of the paper. The primary data collected were analysed using regression, and Duncan multiple range test statistical methods. The results revealed that there was a positive effect of motivation factors on school performance while teachers in rural settlements are as dissatisfied with their condition of service as their urban counterparts. The paper concluded that the government (State and Local Government) can attain better performance in education by improving on the monetary and non-monetary motivation factors of teachers as the paper’s outcome revealed that there was a positive and statistically significant effect of motivation factors on school performance. It was, however, recommended that government should improve teachers’ welfare so as to attract and retain quality teachers for better school performance both in urban and rural settlements.