PRINCIPALS’ APPLICATION OF MANAGERIAL SKILLS AS A CORRELATE OF TEACHERS’ JOB PERFORMANCE IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN ANAMBRA STATE, NIGERIA

Thompson Chidinma Chinenye, Wenceslaus Ofojebe

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The study investigated principals’ application of managerial skills as a correlate of teachers’ job performance in secondary schools in Anambra State. Three research questions guided the study and three hypotheses were tested at 0.05 level of significance. Correlational research design was utilized for the study. The population of the study consisted of all the 5,286 teachers in public secondary schools in Anambra State, Nigeria. A sample size of 759 teachers were drawn using proportionate stratified sampling technique. Two sets of researcher-developed instruments titled “Principals Application of Managerial Skills Scale (PAMSC) and Teachers’ Job Performance Questionnaire (TJPQ) were utilized for data collection. The instruments were face validated by three experts and subjected to reliability test estimate using Cronbach alpha which yielded 0.68, 0.71 and 0.68 for parts A, B and C of PAMSC respectively and the reliability index of 0.68 was obtained for TJPQ. Pearson’ Product Moment Co-efficient were used to answer the research questions, whereas the hypotheses were tested using t-test. The findings of the study as indicated among others revealed that there is a high relationship between principals’ application of communication skill and teachers’ job performance in secondary schools in Anambra State. It was also revealed that there was significant relationship between principals’ application of interpersonal relationship skills and teachers’ job performance in secondary schools in Anambra State. Based on the findings, it was recommended among others that Post Primary School Service Commission should introduce a school-based annual training programme in all secondary schools for principals to up-date their communication skills to enhance teachers’ job performance.

 

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principals, managerial skills, communication skills, supervisory skills, interpersonal relationship skills and teachers’ job performance

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