Relationship between teacher needs management and retention of generation Y teachers in private secondary schools in Mukono district
Many Generation Y teachers [teachers born between 1980 and 2000] are leaving private Secondary schools to join better paying schools or other professions. The purpose of This study was to examine the relationship between teacher needs management by School administrators and retention of Generation Y teachers in selected private Secondary schools in Mukono District. Basing on McClelland (1961)’s theory of needs And Kar(2018)’s model of managing Generation Y employees, the study sought to find The relationship between teachers’ achievement needs management, power needs management, affiliation needs management on the one hand and retention of Generation Y teachers on the other. A crosssectional survey design and a mixed Methods approach were used to carry out the study. Primary data was collected from 183 respondents using a self administered questionnaire and an interview guide. Quantitative data was analysed using Pearson’s co-relation coefficient index and Presented using tables and figures while qualitative data was analysed using codes and Themes basing on the study objectives. The findings of the study show that Generation Y teacher retention is mainly influenced by achievement needs management, followed By affiliation needs management, with power needs management practices coming last. The study concluded that for power needs management and affiliation needs Management practices to contribute to Generation Y teacher retention, they have to be accompaniedwithmonetarybenefitsbecauseGenerationYteachersyearnforpower and affiliation needs mainly in view of the pecuniary benefits associated with them. Finally, the study recommended that in order to improve on the retention of Generation Y teachers, school administrators and proprietors should have weekly monetary and/ Or non-monetary rewards for their Generation Y teachers ,entrust them with positions of Responsibility with monetary allowances attached and support them financially during Their joyful and sorrowful moments. Recommendations for further research were also made.