Employee relations as correlates of job performance study of secondary school teachers in Kawempe Division.
Kizza, Ssali Francis
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The purpose of the study was to establish the relationship between employee relations and job performance of teachers in secondary schools in Kawempe Division. The study was guided by three objectives that is to say (1) To establish the effect of teacher-to-teacher relationships on job performance of teachers’ in secondary schools in Kawempe Division. (2) To establish the effect of teacher-to-headteacher relationships on job performance of teachers’ in Kawempe Division and (3) To disclose the effect of teacher-to-non teaching staff relationships on job performance of teachers’ in Kawempe division. A correlational research design was used to relate employee relations and teachers job performance in secondary schools in Kawempe Division. A sample of 150 teachers was systematically selected to participate in the study by answering the designed questionnaires. Frequencies and percentages were used to show the distribution of respondents on different questions. Pearson Product Moment correlation co-efficient (r) was used to test the level of correlation between the variables. The study findings showed that there was a significant positive relationship between teacher-to-teacher relationships and teachers’ job performance in Kawempe Division (r = 0.846 and sig value = 0.000). It also revealed a positive significant relationship between teacher-to headteacher relationships and teachers job performance in secondary schools in Kawempe Division (= 0.814 and sig value = 0.000). The study further showed that there was a significant relationship between teacher-to-non teaching staff relationships and teachers’ job performance in Kawempe Division (r = 0.662 and sig value =0.000). The study there fore concluded that when teacher to teacher, teacher to head teacher and teacher to non teaching relations are good teachers’ job performance are high hence the need to improve on these relationships to improve teachers’ job performance. The researcher therefore recommended that Government through the Ministry of Education and Sports, universities tertiary institutions, administrators, headteachers and teachers together with boards of governors encourage teachers to interact with fellow teachers’ headteacher and the non teaching staff to improve on their job performance.