Influence of minimum wage and prompt salary payment on teachers’ effectiveness in public secondary schools

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Obviously that less motivated teachers are less productive and less disposed to perform their best, despite their acquired teaching experiences in secondary schools. Drawing on equity theory, valence expectancy theory, and the two-factor theory, this paper examines the influence of minimum wage and prompt salary payment on teacher effectiveness in public secondary schools. The study’s sample was drawn from 20 selected public secondary schools in Ibadan North local government area of Oyo State, Nigeria. This study adopts a quantitative research approach. The questionnaires were randomly distributed. Out of 200 questionnaires, 149 questionnaires were effective for analysis after analyzing the data with SPSS version 25. This study revealed that minimum wage, prompt salary payment, and demographic variables have significant independent and joint influence on teachers’ effectiveness in public secondary schools. It was proved that several teachers are dissatisfied with minimum wage payments and that prompt salary payment influences teachers’ effectiveness. Therefore, the study recommended that the state government should review the current minimum wage, making it more attractive to motivate teachers, thereby directly enhancing teachers’ effectiveness. The focus should also be on achieving prompt salary payment through consistent and effective salary scheme management, promoting teachers’ effectiveness.

Acknowledgment
The current author acknowledges the Department of Industrial Psychology and People Management, College of Business and Economics, University of Johannesburg, under Professor Wilfred Ukpere, in funding the current study and its publication.

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    • Figure 1. Empirical model of increasing teacher effectiveness in public secondary schools
    • Table 1. Demographic variables
    • Table 2. T-test summary that shows the influence of payment of minimum wages on teacher effectiveness
    • Table 3. T-test summary that shows the influence of prompt salary payment on teacher effectiveness
    • Table 4a. Multiple regression showing the composite influence of demographic factors on teacher effectiveness
    • Table 4b. Coefficients
    • Table 5. Multiple regression showing the joint influence of minimum wage, prompt salary payment, and demographic factors on teacher effectiveness
    • Conceptualization
      Foluso Philip Adekanmbi
    • Data curation
      Foluso Philip Adekanmbi
    • Formal Analysis
      Foluso Philip Adekanmbi
    • Investigation
      Foluso Philip Adekanmbi
    • Methodology
      Foluso Philip Adekanmbi
    • Project administration
      Foluso Philip Adekanmbi, Wilfred Ukpere
    • Validation
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    • Visualization
      Foluso Philip Adekanmbi
    • Writing – original draft
      Foluso Philip Adekanmbi
    • Writing – review & editing
      Foluso Philip Adekanmbi, Wilfred Ukpere
    • Supervision
      Wilfred Ukpere