Reward System and Performance of Board Employed Teachers’ in Public Secondary Schools in Chepalungu District, Kenya.
This study focused on the reward system and performance of board employed teachers’ in public secondary schools in Chepalungu district. The need for this study arose due to existing differential reward system for board employed teachers which affect performance. The objectives of the study were : to determine the effect of base pay on the performance of board employed teachers’, to establish effect of overtime payment on performance of bboard employed teachers’, to determine the effect of recognition on performance of board employed teachers’ and to establish the effect of housing facilities on performance of board employed teachers’. The study was guided by Herzberg’s motivation hygiene theory, Expectancy theory and Equity theory. The descriptive survey research design was used to obtain in depth information from the respondents. The target population comprised of 235 board employed teachers in Chepalungu District. Stratified random sampling was used to draw a representative sample of 70 board employed teachers. Questionnaire was the major tool that was used in the study to collect data.The questionnaire focused on the rewards that board employed teachers receive and their job performance in the various schools. The data from the field was first coded according to themes researched on the study on reward system and performance of board employed teachers in public secondary schools in chepalungu district. The completed questionnaires was reviewed for completeness and validity, coded and keyed into the computer for analysis using statistical package for social sciences (SPSS). The study found out that majority of the respondents was of the opinion that base pay motivates them and increases their level of satisfaction in the schools that they are currently teaching. The study also established that most of the board employed teachers in public secondary schools in chepalungu district receive overtime payments which improve their performance. Further, the study found out that there are various forms of recognition that are used in the public secondary schools and that most of the respondents have housing facilities. The study recommends that Board of Management of various secondary schools in chepalungu district should increase considerably both the base pay and overtime payment of board employed teachers as this will aid in enhancing their performance. In addition, the Board of Management should also increase on the forms of recognition as well as providing housing facilities within the school for board employed teachers so as to make them strive for higher performance.