Greener Journal of Educational Research Vol. 3 (3), pp. 138-143, May 2013
Manuscript Number: 013113419
The Influence of Gender, Age, Training and Experience on Teachers’ Motivation in Ado and Efon Local Government Areas, Ekiti State, Nigeria
Afolabi Comfort Yemisi
Government House and Protocol Department, Office of the Wife of the Ekiti State Governor,
Governor House Grounds, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria
Email: afolabicomfortyemisi @ yahoo.com
The study examined the
influence of gender, age, training and experience of
secondary school teachers on their motivation. The
descriptive research design of the survey type was used for
study. The population consisted of all the teachers in Ado
and Efon Local Government Areas in Ekiti State. The sample
comprises 500 teachers from 18 secondary schools in the two
local government areas. Stratified proportional random
sampling was used to select the sample for the study. A
self-designed questionnaire tagged “Questionnaire on
Teachers’ Gender, Age, Training and Experience and
Conditions of Service” (QTGATECS) was used to collect the
data for the study. The instrument was validated by research
experts in Educational Management and Tests and Measurement
Departments of Ekiti State University. The data were
analysed using frequency counts, percentage scores, t-test.
The hypotheses were tested at 0.05 level of significance.
The result shows that there was no significant difference in
the motivation of male and female, untrained and trained,
experienced and inexperienced teachers. However, there was a
significant difference between young and old teachers in
their motivation. It was concluded that teachers in Ado and
Efon Local Government Areas had poor motivation and was
recommended that teachers’ motivation on the job should be
improved by principals and government who should ensure that
teachers’ welfare, training, salary, loans and teaching aid
requirements and other needs are adequately met.
Keywords: Gender, Age, Training, Experience, Teachers, Motivation.
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