International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online)

Challenges in Achieving High Motivation and Performance in Educational Management: Case Study of a North Cyprus Public High School
Asst. Prof. Gizem ÖKSÜZOGLU-GÜVEN

Abstract
This article provides a different perspective on teacher motivation through a case study of a North Cyprus public high school. It is a valuable, qualitative case study contributing to the existing literature in understanding performance management at public schools in complex socio-political environments. Current constraints create a very compelling environment to apply any kind of performance management tools in public high schools in North Cyprus. The participant group included 62 teachers. Data were collected using structured interviews. Content and narrative analyses were used to analyse the collected data. Results reveal motivational techniques employed by the school administration to increase performance and their effectiveness as well as the existing limitations to achieve motivation.

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