Influence of principals’ leadership style and teachers’ attitude to work on discipline among secondary school students in Akamkpa, Nigeria

  • FM Monity
  • I Asuquo
  • M Achigbe
  • CVO Eneji
Keywords: student’s disciplinary behavior, principals’ leadership style, teachers’ attitude to work, absenteeism, truancy.

Abstract

There is a serious concern about the spate of indiscipline among youths in recent times, especially those in secondary schools. This study sets out to assess how the leadership style of principals and teachers’ attitude to works influence discipline among secondary schools students in Akamkpa Local Government Area (LGA) of Cross River State, Nigeria. A stratified random sampling was used to select ten secondary schools in the LGA from where 200 respondents were sampled for the study. Data collection was based on structured questionnaires and the independent t-test was used to analyze the data. The results showed that a principal’s leadership style and teachers’ attitude to work were influential factors in students’ disciplinary behaviour. Recommendations were then made to curb indiscipline among secondary school students in the LGA. 

Keywords: student’s disciplinary behavior, principals’ leadership style, teachers’ attitude to work, absenteeism, truancy

Published
2015-02-10
Section
Articles

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