School Characteristics and Secondary School Teachers’ Work Effectiveness in Abi Local Government Area of Cross River State
American Journal of Education and Information Technology
Volume 3, Issue 1, June 2019, Pages: 25-31
Received: Jun. 29, 2019; Accepted: Jul. 23, 2019; Published: Aug. 10, 2019
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Valentine Joseph Owan, Department of Educational Administration and Planning, University of Calabar, Calabar, Nigeria
Jennifer Uzoamaka Duruamaku-Dim, Department of Guidance and Counselling, University of Calabar, Calabar, Nigeria
Mercy Bassey Ekpe, Department of Educational Administration and Planning, University of Calabar, Calabar, Nigeria
Tina Joseph Owan, Department of Science Education, Faculty of Education, University of Calabar, Calabar, Nigeria
Daniel Clement Agurokpon, Department of Biological Sciences, Cross River University of Technology, Calabar, Nigeria
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Abstract
This study examined school characteristics and secondary school teachers’ work effectiveness in Abi Local Government Area of Cross River State. Specifically, the study examined the influence of school location, school population, and school ownership on secondary school teachers’ work effectiveness respectively. Three research questions were posed and three null hypotheses were formulated accordingly to guide the study. The design adopted for the study was a descriptive survey research design. A purposive sampling technique was used to select a sample of 156 respondents out of a population of 549 teachers. A questionnaire titled “Teachers’ work effectiveness questionnaire” (TWEQ) was used as an instrument for data collection. Collected data were analysed using descriptive statistics, while the null hypotheses were all tested at .05 level of significance using the independent t-test statistical technique. The results of the analysis revealed that school characteristics such as location, population, and ownership, influenced secondary school teachers’ work effectiveness respectively. Based on these findings, it was recommended among others that; teachers should be motivated using intrinsic and extrinsic channels such as praises, rewards for outstanding performance, regular payment of salaries, promotion and other incentives such as improved working conditions, good classroom, and office environment, and so on, for improved work performance.
Keywords
School Characteristics, Secondary School, Teachers, School Population, School Location, Work Effectiveness, School Ownership
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Valentine Joseph Owan, Jennifer Uzoamaka Duruamaku-Dim, Mercy Bassey Ekpe, Tina Joseph Owan, Daniel Clement Agurokpon, School Characteristics and Secondary School Teachers’ Work Effectiveness in Abi Local Government Area of Cross River State, American Journal of Education and Information Technology. Vol. 3, No. 1, 2019, pp. 25-31. doi: 10.11648/j.ajeit.20190301.15
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