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public secondary schools and performance of teachers.

Effect of Performance Target Setting on Performance of Teachers in Londiani Sub-County Public Secondary Schools, Kericho County, Kenya (Published)

Performance target setting was introduced as a result of performance contracting which emanated from France in 1960’s. Escalation in environmental hurly-burly in the 1970’s, forced top managers to embrace performance target setting. Institution of performance target setting in Kenya lie beneath belief that output and cost decrease can lead to enhancement in service provision to Kenyans. The focus was on effect of performance target setting on performance of teachers in Londiani Sub-County public secondary schools, Kericho County, Kenya. The theory applied in this research was Goal Setting theory. Ex-post Facto Design was adopted, data collected through a questionnaire, analysis, interpretation and reporting of information done by SPSS. The study targeted 300 teachers and a sample of 171 teachers were nominated using Stratified random sampling technique.  Data was summarized descriptively through the use of mean and percentages. Inferential statistics used were correlation and analysis of Variance (ANOVA). It was concluded that target setting positively influenced performance of teachers; hence should be embraced.

Keywords: performance target setting, public secondary schools and performance of teachers.

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