Interconnectedness of Reward Dissatisfaction of Public Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Educators with Educator Turnover Intentions and Prolonged Tenure

Dr. Andrew Jeremiah .


Educator turnover intentions and prolonged tenure is a huge problem in Public TVET institutions in the Western Cape in South Africa. Educator turnover and prolonged tenure intentions is interconnected to educators’ dissatisfaction with rewards (intrinsic and extrinsic). Public TVET educators’ dissatisfaction with rewards result in increased turnover and lack of the desire to prolong tenure among educators. In 2006 educator turnover increased by 5.6%. Due to this problem the South African government was forced to replace about 20 000 educators annually in the education sector in all provinces. The major problem encountered by the government was that during this period of time, was that it was not producing enough teachers to fill in the gaps created increased educator turnover. As a result, high turnover experienced in educational institutions had a negative effect on the quality of service delivery. A structured self-administered Job Descriptive Index (JDI) questionnaire was utilized in collecting data. Data was processed using Software Package for Social Science (SPSS) Version 23. Results revealed that dissatisfaction with rewards (extrinsic and intrinsic) increased turnover and lack of a desire to prolong tenure among Public TVET educators in Public TVET institutions in the Western Cape. Recommendations were that Public TVET institutions needed to improve rewards (intrinsic and extrinsic) to manage increased turnover and lack of a desire by educators to prolong tenure. Therefore, it was recommended that Public TVET had to adopt the Total Rewards model invented by World at Work to manage the problem of increased Public TVET educator turnover.


Extrinsic; Intrinsic; Tenure; Turnover; Public TVET.

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