TEACHER MOTIVATION FOR EDUCATIONAL TRANSFORMATION IN ABIA STATE, SOUTH-EAST NIGERIA

Abstract:

This paper investigated Teacher Motivation for Educational Transformation in Abia State, South-East Nigeria. It was a descriptive survey. A sample of 500 teachers representing 10% of a population of 5008 was selected. A 2-part, 20-item, 4-point scale instrument titled Teacher Motivation Questionnaire (TMQ) was used to collect data for answering 3 research questions. The instrument as validated by a team of 4 experts from the Department of Measurement and Evaluation, University of Port Harcourt, test retest reliability was carried out using Pearson’s’ Product Moment Correlation that yielded an r = 0.75. Means were used to answer the research questions. One of the areas that need transformation is regular payment of salaries and wages. It was concluded that teachers need motivation for educational transformation and recommended among others that scholarship should be given for teacher improvement.