INFLUENCE OF PRINCIPAL'S LEADERSHIP STYLE ON TEACHERS’ EFFICACY IN PUBLIC SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN OHAJI, IMO STATE

  • CHIJIUKA OPARAJI ISRAEL Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria
Keywords: Influence, leadership, style, teachers efficacy

Abstract

In this study, the researcher investigated the impact of
principal's leadership style on teachers efficacy in public
secondary schools in Ohaji District of Imo state. The
design adopted for the study is a descriptive survey
research design. The population of the study consisted of
1,931comprising 167 teachers and 1,764 students taken
from two public secondary schools. A sample size of 386
which consisted of 33 teachers and 353 students was
selected using 20% of both teachers and students from the
two schools. The sampling method was a proportionate
random sampling and the instrument for data collection
was titled: Influence of Principals’ Leadership Style on
Teachers’ Efficacy in Public Secondary Schools in Ohaji,
Imo State (IPLSTEPSSIS) questionnaire. A 16 item
questionnaire was designed along a modified four-point
rating scale; Strongly Agree (SA) = 4points, Agree (A) = 3, Strongly Disagree (SD) = 2, and Disagree = 2. Also the
item by item analysis was done using the same point scale
rating. The questionnaire was validated by three experts,
two in Educational Management and Policy, and one in
Measurement and Evaluation all in the Faculty of
Education of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra
State. The reliability of IPLSTEPSSIS was established by
trail testing and analysis using the split-half method of
reliability. The two sets of scores obtained from the pilot
test were correlated using Pearson Product Moment
Correlation (PPMC). The reliability value of 0.73 was
obtained from the scores which implied a high reliability
of the instrument. The data collected were analyzed using
arithmetic mean to answer the research questions and
Pearson Product Moment Correlation was used to test the
two hypotheses. The study found that there is a significant
relationship between the influence of Principals’
Leadership Style and teachers’ efficacy. It was
recommended that principals in the area of study should
adopt leadership style that will enhance teachers’ job
efficacy. 

 

 

Author Biography

CHIJIUKA OPARAJI ISRAEL, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria

Department of Educational Management and Policy

Published
2019-12-19