Factors Influencing Commitment to Work among Public Servants: The Case Study of Secondary School Teachers in Morogoro Municipality
The study explored factors influencing commitment among public servants: the case study of secondary school teachers in Morogoro Municipality. The study was guided by three objectives: to identify factors influencing public teachers’ commitment to secondary school, examine challenges facing committed public teachers in secondary school and identify strategies for improving secondary teachers’ commitments. The study employed a qualitative approach and explorative case study design. A sample of 18 respondents was drawn from 5 secondary schools for data collection. Data was collected using interviews and documentary reviews. The findings show that trust from the leadership who are headmasters, good leadership from the heads of the school and the prestige of being a teacher are some of the factors that influence the commitment of the teachers. Leadership ambitions, family relationships with students, and job competition are individual factors that influence commitment. Challenges facing committed public teachers in secondary school were lack of support from other members of staff, interference from family matters, and workloads. The strategies for improving secondary teachers’ commitments increase patriotism, rewards for hard workers, and intensive supervision from supervisors
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