The objective of this study was to examine the effect of motivation on job performance in public and private schools of Peshawar city in the Province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The collected data was analyzed through SPSS software. The findings of the study revealed that there is a significant and positive relationship between teacher’s motivation and their job performance. There have been studies on the influence of motivation on performance; however there is a lack of research on the relationship in public and private school teachers in KPK. The study seems to fill the gap. The study would help organizations (schools, colleges) to improve the motivation level of teachers that would lead to better job performance.
Keywords: Motivation, Job performance, Teachers, public and private schools, Peshawar city, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa