Managerial Competencies of Principals as Predictors of Teachers’ Job Performance in Public Secondary Schools in Anambra State
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MANAGERIAL COMPETENCIES OF PRINCIPALS AS PREDICTORS OF TEACHERS’ JOB PERFORMANCE IN PUBLIC SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN ANAMBRA STATE
Department of Education Foundations
Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Igbariam Campus, Anambra State
The study investigated the managerial competencies of principals as predictors of teachers’ job performance in public secondary schools in Anambra State. Three research questions guided the study and three null hypotheses were tested at .05 level of significance. Correlational research design was adopted for the study. The population of the study comprised 263 principals of public secondary schools in Ananbra State. All the 263 principals were used for the study due to relatively manageable size of the population. Two sets of instruments titled ‘‘Principals Managerial Competencies Questionnaire (PMCQ)’’, and ‘‘Teachers’ Job Performance Questionnaire (TJPQ)’’ were used for data collection. The instruments were subjected to face validation by three experts made up of two specialists in Educational Management and a specialist in Measurement and Evaluation all from Department of Educational Foundations in the Faculty of Education, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Igbariam campus. Cronbach alpha was used to determine the reliability of the instruments which yielded overall coefficient values of 0.80 and 0.78 for PMCQ and TJPQ respectively. The researcher together with five research assistants, who are secondary school teachers in the area of study, administered copies of the questionnaires directly to the respondents and a 98 percent return rate of the instruments administered was recorded. Data analysis was done using Pearson’s Product Moment Correlation Coefficient to answer the research questions 1-2, simple regression to test the hypotheses 1-2 and multiple regression to answer research question 3 and hypothesis 3. The findings of the study revealed among others that communication competency of principals is a strong predictor of teachers’ job performance in public secondary schools in Anambra State. It was also found that supervision competency of principals is a significant predictor of teachers’ job performance in public secondary schools in Anambra State. Based on the findings, it was recommended among others that Post Primary School Service Commission provide opportunity for principals to attend professional development programmes at least once every academic session for them to up-date their managerial competencies for enhancing the job performance of teachers.
Keywords: Principals, Managerial Competencies, Teachers’ Job Performance, Supervision, Communication