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ERIC Number: EJ1158671
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2158-9232
Influence of School Environment on the Management of Secondary School Education in Makurdi Metropolis of Benue State, Nigeria
Bua, Felix Terhile
eJEP: eJournal of Education Policy, Fall 2013
The study investigated the influence of school environment on the management of secondary school education in Makurdi Metropolis of Benue State. Two research questions and two hypotheses guided the study. The survey design was adopted for the study. Four hundred (400) teachers from 20 grant aided secondary schools in Markurdi Metropolis of Benue state constituted the sample for the study. The study selected its respondents using simple random sampling technique. A structured 10-item four point rating scale questionnaire titled "Influence of School Environment on Management of Secondary School Questionnaire" (ISEMSSQ) was constructed by the researchers and used to collect data for the study. The data collected were analyzed using frequency counts, percentages, mean and standard deviation to answer research questions while chi-square (x[superscript 2]) test of goodness of fit was deployed to test the hypotheses at p<0.05 level of significance. The study revealed that there was a significant influence of leadership style and school-community relations on secondary schools in Makurdi metropolis of Benue state. It was recommended that School heads or administrators should adopt the most appropriate leadership style based on school situation for effective management of their environment and that schools host communities be considered in the running of schools, especially in matters concerning students' welfare.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nigeria
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A