TABLE OF CONTENTS
1.1. BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY
1.2. STATEMENT OF PROBLEM
1.3. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY
1.4. RESEARCH QUESTIONS
1.5. RESEARCH HYPOTHESES
1.6. SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY
1.7. SCOPE AND LIMITATION OF THE STUDY
1.8. DEFINITION OF KEY TERMS
2.2 ECONOMICS TEACHERS’ MOTIVATION
2.3 TEACHERS MOTIVATIONAL THEORIES
2.4 NEEDS SATISFACTION
2.5 ECONOMICS TEACHERS JOB PERFORMANCE
2.6 REINFORCEMENT THEORIES
3.1 RESEARCH DESIGN
3.2 SCOPE OF THE STUDY
3.3 POPULATION OF THE STUDY
3.4 RESEARCH SAMPLE
3.5 SOURCES OF DATA
3.6 INSTRUMENT FOR DATA COLLECTION
3.7 VALIDITY OF RESEARCH INSTRUMENT
3.8 ADMINISTRATION OF DATA COLLECTION
3. 9 DATA ANALYSIS TOOL
DATA PRESENTATION AND ANALYSIS
4.1 ANALYSIS OF RESPONDENTS CHARACTERISTICS
4.2 ANALYSIS OF RESEARCH QUESTIONS
4.3 TEST OF HYPOTHESES
SUMMARY OF FINDINGS, CONCLUSION
5.1 IMPLICATIONS AND RECOMMENDATION
5.2 SUMMARY OF FINDINGS
5.4 IMPLICATION OF THE STUDY
1.9. BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY
In organizational psychology, it is
frequently expressed that job performances is a function of ability and
motivation. Performance can be regarded as almost any behaviour which is
directed towards task or goal accomplishment. The importance of
motivation and its effects on employees’ performance and retention is
recognized by many organizations today. Good performance among employees
in an organization has many implications such as high motivation among
employees, outstanding ability, good organizational climate and
infrastructure excellent leadership that can sustain rapport and
productivity and good relationship among staff. Job motivation is
important to the effectiveness of an organization.
In educational organization,
significantly, job satisfaction and motivation are very essential to the
continuing growth of educational system around the world. The relevance
of job satisfaction and motivation are very crucial to the long term
growth of any educational system. They are ranked alongside with
professional knowledge and skills, center competencies educational
resources and strategies as the veritable determinants of educational
success and performance. Professional knowledge, skills and centre
competencies occur when one feels effective in one’s behaviour. In other
words, professional knowledge skills and competencies can be seen when
one is taking on the mastering challenging tasks directed at educational
success and performance. Needs satisfaction and motivation to work are
very essential in the lives of teachers because they form the
fundamental reason for working in life. An economics teachers who is
highly achievement motivated would tend to be very conscientious in his
or her work and tend to be more responsible while almost every economics
teacher works in order to satisfy other needs in lye he/she constantly
agitates for needs satisfaction, that is why motivation is said to be
the activation or energization of goal oriented behaviour. Motivation is
defined as some kind of internal drive which pushes someone to do
things in order to achieve something (Hairnes 2001) Achievement
motivation becomes the driving factor for future understanding and can
be defined as a predisposition to strive for success.
1.10. STATEMENT OF PROBLEM
It is assumed that teachers’ agitation
and demand are beyond the resources of the ministry of education or the
government. As a result the Nigerian Government and Union of Teachers
(NUT) are in constant stand-off over the increase in salaries benefits
and improvement in teachers working conditions. The Federal and State
Government have argued during the National Council on Education (NCE)
meeting which held in Kano 2002 that the present economic realities in
the country cannot sustain the demand of teachers.
In economics education, it is obvious
that without economics teachers there will be no economist in the
nation. It becomes a basic necessity if the nation is to advance in
economic development and keep abreast with other nations of the world.
The problem is that economies teachers have no union unlike other
subjects like mathematics, English to mention but this two. They only
depend of the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT).
The government position concerns the job
performance of teachers as they accuse the teachers of negligence,
laziness and lack of dedication and zeal to work. It is realized that
the act of neglecting the request for salary increment, incentives and
better working condition of the economics teachers would adversely
affect and in fact retard the economic development of the nation in
1.3 PURPOSE OF THE STUDY
The main focus of this study is to
investigate the effect of motivation on economics teachers’ performance
in, Nigeria. Specifically, it sought to:
- Find out the effect of motivation on economics teachers performance;
- Explain job satisfaction and economics teachers work motivation in
relation to Nigerian teachers’ needs satisfaction for school
- Assess the differences and relationship between the level of teachers job satisfaction, motivation and performance.
1.4 RESEARCH QUESTIONS
- What are the effects of motivation on economics teachers’ performance?
- What are the factors that tend to motivate economics teachers in terms of needs satisfaction and job performance?
- What is the view of Ministry of Education on motivation and its effect on economics teachers’ performance?
- What are the benefits of having highly motivated economics teachers?
- What is the importance of needs satisfaction and job motivation in the life of economics teacher?
1.5 RESEARCH HYPOTHESES
- There is no significant relationship between factors that tend to
motivate teachers in terms of job satisfaction and teachers performance.
- There is no significant difference between needs satisfaction and economics teachers job motivation.
- There is no significant difference between motivation and economics teachers’ performance.
1.6 SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY
The findings arrived at this study shall
contribute to the continuing growth of educational system in Nigeria
and around the world. This study would help in describing or explaining
the pivotal role of motivation on the needs satisfaction of economics
teachers in Nigeria. The result of this study would also help
educationist and policy makers in emphasizing the need for the inclusion
on motivation packages for economics teachers so as to prepare them for
1.7 SCOPE AND LIMITATION OF THE STUDY
This study investigated the effect of
motivation on economics teachers’ performance in Ikorodu Local
Government Area of Lagos State. It addressed issues such as effects of
motivations on economics teachers’ performance, benefits of having
highly motivated economics teachers, importance of needs satisfaction
and job motivation, government view of motivation and job performance of
1.8 DEFINITION OF KEY TERMS
ECONOMICS: A study of how a society organizes its trade money and industry.
EDUCATION: This is the process of teaching, training and leaving in the school to improve knowledge and develop skills.
MOTIVATION: This is
referred as the degree of readiness of an organization to pursue some
designated, goals and implies the determination of the nature and locus
of the forces that maintains degree of readiness.
NEEDS: Things that somebody requires in order to live in a comfortable way or achieve whatever they want.
ORGANIZATION: A group of people who form a business together in other to achieve a particular aim.
PERFORMANCE: This is regarded as almost any behaviour which is directed towards task or goal accomplishment.
RELATIONSHIP: This is a way in which two people or group of people or things behave towards each other or deal with each other.
SATISFACTION: The good feeling that you have when you have achieved your aim.