Influence of Salary and Promotion on Academic Staff’s Job Performance in Tanzanian Universities

Simon Peter Ngalomba


Salary and promotion practices for academic staff in universities has
been a subject of concern for long time as there is a mass exodus of
academic staff to other seemingly financially promising non-teaching
careers. The study therefore, examined academic staff’s’ salary and
promotion practices and assessed the extent to which they influence
their job performance. The study adopted a correlational research
design. The data for this study were collected using questionnaires
from 411 academic staff in selected Tanzanian universities. Semistructured
interviews were conducted with six Deputy Vice Chancellors
– Administration, 12 senior academic staff and two leaders of the
academic staff union. Purposive sampling was used to select universities.
The data were analysed using Statistical Package for Social Sciences
(SPSS) version 16. The findings indicated that there is no statistically
significant relationship between salary, promotion and job performance
among university academic staff.
Keywords: competitive compensation, research, teaching, universities,

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