Reward System and Attrition Tendency among Agriculture Teachers in Public Secondary Schools in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria

Antiabong O. Ekong, Aniefiok S. Akpan and Ngozi G. Ubah

Department of Vocational Education

University of Uyo

P. M. B. 1017, Uyo

Akwa Ibom State- Nigeria


This study assessed the influence reward system on attrition tendencyof Agriculture teachers in  Akwa  Ibom State.  Two  research questions  and two hypotheses were formulated to guide the study. The entire population of 316 serving Agriculture teachers were purposively used for the study. A two  sectioned–11-items  structured  questionnaire  was developed and used for data  collection. Data were analyzed using mean  for the research questions and t-test  for testing the hypotheses at 0.05 level  of significance. The findings revealed that job security ensure stability of agriculture teachers in  the teaching profession  while  regular payment of salary promotes collaborative self-help and interest in the management of scare resources among Agriculture teachers. The result of hypothesis testing showed a  significant difference  in  the mean  responses  of male and female Agriculture teachers on  the influence  of job  security on  attrition tendency. The  result of hypothesis two showed no significant difference in the responses of NCE holders and graduates Agriculture teachers on the influence of regular payment of salary on their attrition tendency. It was recommended that the reward system for teachers should be improved to  attract  qualified  and competent individuals to  the system and teachers’  job  security should not be threatened  through incessant queries by principals and supervisors of schools. 



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