An Analysis of Factors Influencing Turnover of Teachers in Public high Schools in Limuru District, Kenya
Waititu, George Muthama
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Teacher turnover is high in schools. Teachers in Kenya have always portrayed lack of devotion at their places of work hence the high turnover rate. Therefore, identifying the factors and understanding who leaves, when, and under what conditions is important for policy formulations that target teacher retention. In addition it may possibly lead to solutions to reduce this problem. The general objective of this study was to analyse the factors influencing teacher turnover in public secondary schools in Limuru district. In this regard, the specific objectives were to establish whether employee compensation influenced teachers’ turnover, to establish how aspects of career path development influenced teachers’ turnover, to determine if job satisfaction had any influence on turnover of teachers and lastly to explore what conditions of workplace influenced teachers’ decision to quit the job. This study was descriptive in nature meaning it employed a descriptive survey design and was carried out in public secondary schools in Limuru district. Stratified random sampling was used to select 12 schools, from which 136 teachers were randomly selected to participate in the study. A questionnaire was administered to the sample of teachers to find out the factors that would lead them to quit teaching. The questionnaire comprised both structured and a few unstructured questions meaning it employed both quantitative and qualitative techniques in data collection and analysis. The data was analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. Lastly data was presented through frequency distribution tables, pie charts and bar graphs.