Rewards and job commitment of primary school teachers in Mityana District
The purpose of the study was to establish the effect of rewards on job commitment of primary school teachers in primary schools in Mityana District. The study was guided by two objectives: to establish the effect of (a) financial rewards and (b) nonfinancial rewards respectively on job commitment of the said teachers. The study took quantitative and qualitative approaches using cross-sectional and correlational designs, involving 327 teachers of whom 126 were from government schools and 201 from private primary schools using a questionnaire and interview guide, data were collected and analysed at the descriptive level using summary statistics such as means and standard deviations, and at the inferential level using t-tests for independent groups and Pearson’s correlation co-efficient using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS). Findings were that (a) there was an insignificant correlation between financial rewards and job commitment, (b) there was positive significant correlation between non-financial rewards and job commitment of the said teachers. It was therefore concluded that, (a) financial rewards do not significantly affect commitment of the said teachers (b) that non-monetary rewards significantly positively affect the commitment of the said teachers. The study finally recommended that; (a) managers of various schools, policymakers and other stakeholders should know that financial rewards are not the sole factors that enhance the commitment of teachers. They should instead look for other ways of raising commitment of teachers, (b) Policymakers, administrators, managers of various schools should ensure that teachers are rewarded through non- monetary rewards by praising, promoting, giving teachers responsibilities, among others to realize their commitment.