Motivational factors and teacher performance in Universal primary Educational(UPE)schools in Nyenga Sub-county' Mukono District
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The purpose of the study was to establish the relationship between motivational factors and teacher performance in the UPE schools in Nyenga Sub-county, Mukono District. The study was guided by three objectives; namely: to establish the relationship between of (i) physiological, (ii) safety, and (iii) esteem needs on teacher performance in the said schools. A cross–sectional survey research design was used to relate motivational factors to teacher performance. A sample of 98 teachers participated in the study by answering the questionnaire and took part in interviews. Data collected by the researcher was entered using SPSS, analyzed and interpreted using frequencies and percentages to show the distribution of teachers on different items. This was followed by hypothesis testing using Pearson’s Linear Co-relational Coefficient (r). The study findings showed that physiological, safety and esteem needs were positively related to teacher performance in UPE schools in Nyenga Sub-county, Mukono District. The researcher concluded that, when physiological, safety and esteem needs are satisfied, there is high teacher performance and when they are not satisfied, there is low teacher performance. Finally, the researcher recommended that the education stakeholders should motivate teachers through meeting their physiological, safety and esteem needs to enhance their job performance.