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Title: Morale and motivation of teachers in Nigeri
Authors: Chigbu, Vitalis Margaret Chinyeremma
Advisors: Fisher, R
Keywords: Morale and motivation;Studies of morale & motivation of teacher in African contry;Sustaining motivation beyond the classromm: why still teaching;Head teachers as agents of motivation;Nigeria as emerging education system;A motivation model
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher: Brunel University School of Sport and Education EdDocTheses
Abstract: This study is an investigation into the morale and motivation of Nigerian teachers. Due to the geographical and administrative vastness of Nigeria this study focuses on Abia State. Abia is one of the 36 States of Nigeria and it typifies the educational structure and practice of Nigeria The study involves teachers and students from two primary and two secondary schools from each of the educational zones in Abia (a total of 12 schools). A focus group of 37 headteachers across Abia State will also be studied and the views of a cross section of students (12 students from each secondary school) are sought. The background information on education in Nigeria and Abia State as well as the reasons for this study are discussed in the introduction. A review of the literature on morale and motivation in African countries and other international studies is presented. The study employs ethnographic multiple case study and focus group methods which included a semi-structured focus group interview, participant observation and a self-administered questionnaire. Research methods and findings are discussed and analysed and from these emerged a motivation model. The study concludes with a discussion and evaluation of the findings. Obviously, any research work of this magnitude would have its limitations. These will be discussed. Recommendations for future research and developments towards improving the morale and motivation of teachers in Nigeria would follow.
Description: This thesis was submitted for the degree of Doctor of Education and awarded by Brunel University.
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