Determinants of Teacher Attrition in Public Secondary Schools in Bayelsa and Delta States, Nigeria


Peter Tobore Ofoyeju
Nelson Ejiro Akpotu
Ebele Joyce Egwunyenga


This study examined rates of teacher attrition and the multiple factors influencing teacher attrition in public secondary schools in Bayelsa and Delta States, Nigeria, between 2015 and 2019 with a view to providing empirically-based, lasting solutions to the challenges of teacher attrition in Bayelsa and Delta states, Nigeria. Relying on state teachers' evidence and data, two research questions were posed to guide the study. The population of the study consists of 1563 public secondary school teachers. Using Cochran's formula for sample size determination, 723 teachers were sampled randomly for the study. The structured instrument for the investigation was validated, and its reliability was determined using Croncbach's Alpha statistical tool. A reliability value of 0.73 was found. Data analysis shows that salary and remuneration are remarkably associated with teachers' exit. Non-monetary motivation is not a sustainable substitute for an improved competitive salary. The study recommends attractive and competitive remuneration and improved teacher conditions of service, among others.


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