Factors influencing teacher turnover in private secondary schools in Kawempe Division.
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The study was to find out the factors affecting teacher turnover in private secondary schools in Kawempe Division. It was guided by three objectives: To find out the effect of motivation, work environment and work policy (independent variables) on teachers’ turnover (dependent variable) in private secondary schools in Kawempe Division. The survey design was cross-sectional involving 196 respondents’ selected using systematic sampling from 14 private secondary schools selected by simple random sampling. The study employed both qualitative and quantitative data collection techniques with a self administered questionnaire as the main instrument, supplemented by interview guide and observation. Data was analyzed using Pearson correlation coefficient index and presented using tables and graphs. The findings of the study revealed a positive significant effect between teachers’ motivation and turnover, work environment and turnover, work policy and teachers’ turnover. From the study findings the researcher concluded that there is a significant positive effect between teachers’ motivation, work environment, work policy and job turnover in private secondary schools in Kawempe Division. To reduce teachers’ turnover in private secondary schools the researcher recommends that private secondary schools will do well when teachers are motivated through the use of financial and non financial means to keep pace with rising costs of living. Work environment of teachers be improved by treating them fairly well through developing a cordial work environment at school. Finally, the work policy be streamlined in enrolling, maintaining, and retaining competent teachers in their respective schools.