Rewards and job performance of secondary school teachers in Kumi district
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The study investigated the relationship between rewards and the performance of teachers in secondary schools in Kumi District. It was guided by two objectives: to establish the relationship between monetary and non-monetary rewards on the performance of employees in Kumi District. The study employed a cross-sectional survey design where both quantitative and qualitative methods were used. The study subjects were sampled using convenience sampling method. The data collection instruments involved the self-administered questionnaire for teachers and interview guide for administrators mainly head teachers. The study hypotheses were tested using Pearson's correlation coefficient method while qualitative data were analysed using critical judgment method. The findings revealed that monetary and non-monetary rewards had a positive relationship with the performance of teachers in secondary schools in Kumi District. It was concluded that monetary and non-monetary rewards have a positive significant relationship with the performance of teachers in Kumi District. It was recommended that if performance of teachers were to be improved in Kumi District, Government should increase on teachers' salaries, teachers should create income generating projects like farm projects and cash circles to increase on their monetary gains. Furthermore, the schools have to put up income generating activities like school farms, bookshops among others to top up on teachers' salaries. School administrators should reward teachers by praising, delegating of responsibility and promoting them to increase their job performance.