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Teachers Work Motivation Levels in Teaching at Public Secondary Schools in Melo Koza Woreda, Ethiopia

This study examines the teachers’ work motivation level and its critical determinants in public secondary schools. The study was carried out using a convergent parallel mixed method design. 75 secondary school teachers participated in this study. Quantitative data were collected using five-point Likert scale questionnaires, while qualitative data were collected through a semi-structured interview with five participants. The quantitative data were analyzed using both descriptive statistics and inferential statistics such as frequency and percentage were used to analyze background data, and inferential statistics like the t-test, one-way ANOVA, and multiple regression analysis were used to answer the research questions whereas the data collected from the interviews was analyzed thematically. The quantitative and qualitative findings indicated that the work motivation levels of the teachers varied depending on the variables of age, gender, education level, and professional experience. Furthermore, both quantitative and qualitative findings indicated that the work environment, reward system, and work itself all played a role in determining secondary school teachers' work motivation. School principals and woreda education offices are recommended to create a safe school environment by fulfilling facilities, designing and implementing teacher reward systems, and providing a variety of training opportunities in order to make the teaching and learning process more attractive and thereby to develop teachers' interest and motivation in their profession.

Work Motivation, Reward System, Work Environment, Work Itself

Milkiyas Asso Goshu. (2023). Teachers Work Motivation Levels in Teaching at Public Secondary Schools in Melo Koza Woreda, Ethiopia. International Journal of Secondary Education, 11(3), 83-90.

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