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- ItemQUALITY OF WORK LIFE AND TEACHER PERFORMANCE IN SELECTED PRIVATE SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN NAMA SUB COUNTY MUKONO DISTRICT(2023-09-18) Nsubuga, ShafiqueThe study was conducted to explore the influence of quality of work life on teacher performance in selected private secondary schools in Nama Sub County- Mukono district. The study objectives included: to establish the determinants of quality of work life in selected private secondary schools in Nama Sub County, to establish the relationship between the quality of work life and teacher commitment in selected private secondary schools in Nama Sub County, and to establish the moderating effect of quality of work life on teacher turnover in selected private secondary schools in Nama Sub County. The research employed a cross-sectional survey design. Both quantitative and qualitative approaches were used. The study population comprised of 5 head teachers, 5 deputy head-teachers, 5 directors of schools, 2 District Inspectors of School, and 69 teachers. The questionnaires and interview guide were used in data collection. Data was analyzed quantitatively and qualitatively. From the field study, it was revealed that job security or security at work, balanced compensation; safe and healthy working conditions; adequate salary to all teachers; proper communication as well as team work; and career development in form of continuous professional development for teachers; these are the major determinants of quality of work life in selected private secondary schools in Nama Sub County. It also revealed that there was a positive significant relationship between the quality of work life and teacher commitment in selected private secondary schools in Nama Sub County (r=0.686, p=0.000) with a regression R2 of .471. This implies that any changes in quality of work life would lead to 47.1% chance change in the teacher job commitment. These results depict that the quality of work life is significantly related with improved teachers’ commitment (β1 =0.686, p<0.01). The study further noted that the presence of physical facilities such as teachers’ houses encourages their punctuality at work; benefits such as salary enhance teacher job commitment, and teamwork among teaching staff enhance students’ academic outcome in private secondary schools. The study further revealed that there is a positive significant relationship between quality of work life and teacher turnover in selected private secondary schools (r=0.342, p=0.002) and regression R2 of .117. This implies that in situations where there is teachers’ quality of work, job satisfaction is observed thus decreasing their intentions to leave the school; and compensation and fringe benefits arouse teachers’ interest to the extent of retaining them in school. Basing on the above, it is concluded that quality of work life moderately influence teacher performance in selected private secondary schools in Nama Sub County. The study recommended that private secondary schools should have a policy on teachers’ motivation. There is need for a streamlined policy on teaches renumeration to improve on the quality of work life; and areas of further research were suggested.
- ItemAn Assessment of the Contribution of Teachers’ Union On Collective Bargaining for Teachers in Selected Public Secondary Schools in Uganda: a case study of Arua district(2023-09-19) Abaku, NelsonThis study was carried out in selected public secondary schools in Arua District. The study is about an assessment of the contribution of teachers’ union on collective bargaining for teachers in selected public secondary schools in Uganda. The specific objectives included; to establish what teachers’ unions collectively bargain for on behalf of members (teachers), to identify the perceived factors influencing collective bargaining process for teachers, and to find out the broad strengths and weaknesses of conducting collective bargaining for teachers. The study adopted a case study research design. Quantitative and qualitative research approaches were also used. The study population comprised directors, head-teachers, UNATU representatives from the district, and district UNATU members (teachers) from selected secondary schools; totaling to 66 respondents. Data was collected using questionnaires, interview guide and focus group discussions, and was quantitatively and qualitatively analyzed. The study findings revealed that demand for salary increment and other benefits, against poor working conditions, grievance procedures (government’s failure to sign), demand for the provision of health and safety among teachers, fair compensation, and employee security; these are the major areas/activities teachers’ unions collectively bargain for on behalf of members (teachers) in Arua District. The study also revealed that the Constitution of Uganda and the Labour Unions Act, collective bargaining procedures and protocols followed by parties involved; the methods and approaches used; attitude of members of teachers’ union and entire management; and political influence; these are the major perceived factors influencing collective bargaining process for teachers in Arua District. The study further revealed that teachers’ union in Arua district tend to counter-balance the monopoly power of employers and seek high wages, better working conditions and a fairer share of the school’s profile; salary increment, legally represent teachers on their behalf, prevents teachers from going on strikes; and promoted teachers’ discipline. These are the major broad strengths and weaknesses of teachers’ union conducting collective bargaining for teachers in Arua District. Basing on the above study findings, it was concluded that teachers’ union has a great influence on collective bargaining for teachers in selected public secondary schools in Arua District. The study recommends that political will is of paramount importance. Politicians and other stakeholders should be willing to support teachers’ union and its goals across in Arua district and Uganda at-large; and areas of further research were suggested.