The influence of workload on performance of teachers in public primary schools in Kombewa division, Kisumu West district, Kenya
This research project reports findings on the influence of workload on the performance of teachers in public primary schools in Kombewa Division, Kisumu West District, Kenya. The objective of the study was to establish the influence of workload on the performance of teachers in public primary schools in Kombewa Division, Kisumu West District, Kenya. A survey design was used to gather data by means of questionnaires. Secondary data was obtained from the Divisional Education Office. The responses of 130 teachers out of a sample of 162 teachers revealed that workload influences performance of teachers. Using Pearson's correlation technique, the study shows that the independent variable (workload) and the dependent variable (performance of teachers) have a weak positive relationship (r = 0.03). The study also established that there is a shortage of teachers in public primary schools in Kombewa Division. Another key finding of the study is that job overload negatively influences performance of teachers. Most of the teachers in the division admit that job overload contributes to low performance. Since it is clear that employee performance is influenced by the workload, this study recommends that the employees be given enough loads to improve in performance. The study further recommends that more teachers should be employed to help curb understaffing. Further studies can also be done on motivation and effect of stress on employee performance.
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