Η δυναμικότητα των κινήτρων των εργαζομένων / εκπαιδευτικών και κατά πόσο επηρεάζονται τα συστήματα αμοιβής
Motivation is defined as the factors or causes that encourage and induce the individual to engage in or pursue the success of a goal. Motivation is an important subject in the workplace and its concept and role has been studied by many researchers and academics. It refers to the methodical effort to develop employees' interest in their work through moral and financial incentives, in order to increase their work performance. Job satisfaction is not equal to motivation, but is related to it. Given that teachers play a key role in the quality of education system, it is necessary to investigate and understand their satisfaction from their job and their motivation. Remuneration systems combined with teachers' motivation are the main subject of the current research. Since teachers' motivation directly affects their students' motivation, highly motivated teachers are essential to an effective education system. In this work, quantitative research was carried out through the distribution of a questionnaire in electronic form to Primary and Secondary Education teachers. The total number of respondents was 100 people. The aim of the research is to investigate teachers' motivations and the role of remuneration systems. The results showed that teachers do not have financial rewards as their main motivation, but it seems that the average ages have financial rewards as the most powerful motivation for continuing to practice the profession. The parameters of other types of benefits, such as retirement and maternity benefits, also seem to be important. Finally, the strongest motivations are related to the nature of the profession (relationship with students, imparting knowledge and values) and working conditions (taking initiatives). In conclusion, it seems that pay systems partially determine the motivations, but they do not seem to be the dominant ones in the choice of profession, while the elements concerning the nature and conditions of the profession are considered important.