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Extent of principals’ human resource management practices for teachers’ job involvement in secondary schools in Anambra State

Chimaa Okaforcha, Nonye Ifediorah Okeke

Abstract


This study was carried out to empirically ascertain the human resource management practices of principals for teachers’ job involvement in public and private Secondary School in Anambra State. The study was guided by two research questions and two hypotheses. The descriptive survey research design was adopted for the study. All the public and private secondary schools in the six education zones in Anambra state were covered. The population of the study comprised 11,925 respondents made up of 608 principals and 11,318 teachers. The sample for this study comprised 3,576 respondents made of 76 principals and 1,733 teachers in public and 105 principals and 1,662 teachers in private secondary schools in Anambra State respectively. The instrument for data collection was researchers-developed questionnaire made up of two versions: one for principals and one for teachers. The face and content validity of the instrument was established by three experts. Cronbach alpha method was used to obtain co-efficients of  0.82, and 0.81 respectively for each of the two versions of the instrument. The researchers collected the data from the respondents. Respectively, mean ratings and t-test were used to answer the research questions and test the hypotheses at 0.5 level of significance. Findings revealed that public secondary school principals and teachers indicated very low extent of the conduct of induction and orientation for teachers’ job involvement while the principals and teachers in private secondary schools indicated great extent of the conduct of induction and orientation for teachers’ job involvement in their schools. It was among others recommended that proprietors of private schools should encourage staff training among their staff for teachers’ job involvement in order to maintain education standard in their schools.

Keywords: Principals; Human Resource Management; Practice; Teachers; Job Involvement; and Secondary Education




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