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.