Effects of headteachers' motivation on school achievements in public and private schools in Sabatia division, Vihiga district, Kenya
Lisimba, Arthur L
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The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of motivation of headteachers on school achievement in Sabatia Division Vihiga County. The study sought to establish whether motivation of headteachers influence school achievements in examination. The study was guided by set objectives. Majority of secondary schools in Sabatia Division are experiencing a differential gap in terms of school achievement whereby private schools are performing better than public secondary schools. It is therefore sought to establish main motivation practices influencing this. The research reviewed related literature review on motivation based on objectives. A conceptual framework of interrelationship of factors influencing motivation of head teachers was also discussed. In research methodology, the study used survey design to acquire data about the effects of motivation on headteacher on school achievement. Simple random and stratified sampling techniques were employed. Then the sample consisted of sixteen headteachers, forty five teachers, and three hundred and eighty students formed the population of the study. Data was collected using questionnaire schedules. Qualitative data was analysed infrequencies, tables, and percentages while quantitative data was organised descriptively. The study found out that various factors influence heateachers motivation on school achievement. These included wage increase, denominations, tokens, promotions etc. The study therefore recommended on various ways of improving headteachers motivation to influence school achievements. The study finally suggested further research on motivation of headteachers m order to improve on school achievements.