Organizational Climate as Correlates of Students’ Academic Achievement in Secondary School Economics in Oyo State, Nigeria
The introduction of organizational climate as a variable that affect students’ performance has attracted the interest of economics educators and researchers. This concern arose from the fact that students’ achievements in the Secondary School Certificate Economics have remained poor. Several studies have explained students’ poor performance in economics through the isolation of one factor but this study combined student and school factors It is against this background that this study investigated the relationship among
organizational climate (sense of belonging; human relations and leadership credibility) and secondary school students’ achievement in economics. The study adopted survey research design of the ex-post facto type. A purposive sampling technique was used to select sample for this. Data were analyzed using Pearson Product Moment correlation and multiple regression statistics. The three variables have a joint positive multiple correlation with student achievement in economics (R=.638). The three independent variables also accounted for 40.4% of the variance of student achievement in economics (Adjusted R2=.404). Leadership credibility made the most significant contribution to achievement in economics (b=.445; P<0.05) It was also revealed that human relations (B = 4.006E-02; t = 2.982; p<.05) and leader credibility (B=-3.250; t=-16.468; p<.05) could predict student achievement in Economics while sense of belonging (B=-.129; t=-.395;
p>.05) could not predict student achievement. It is, therefore, recommended that these factors should be taken into consideration in order to enhance the understanding of economics and leadership credibility and sense of belonging traits should be developed in the school administrators.
Keywords: Organizational climate, leadership credibility, sense of
belongings, Human Relation and Students’ Academic
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