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Greener Journal of  Educational Research Vol. 3 (3), pp. 138-143, May 2013

 ISSN: 2276-7789 

Research Paper

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 @


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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