Headteachers’ managerial behaviour and teachers’ task performance in public primary schools in Calabar-South local government area, Cross river state, Nigeria
This study aimed at Investigating Head teachers’ Managerial Behaviour and Teachers’ Task Performance in Public Primary Schools in Calabar-South L.G.A. of Cross River State. Three (3) hypotheses were formulated and tested in the study. The survey research design was adopted for the study. The study population comprised all the head teachers and deputy head teachers in the twenty one (21) public primary schools in Calabar-South L.G.A. The twenty one (21) head teachers and twenty one (21) deputy head teachers in the twenty one (21) public primary schools in the area were purposively used as sample for the study. The instruments for data collection were two structured questionnaire; Head teachers’ Managerial Behaviour Questionnaire (HTMBQ) and Teachers’ Task Performance Questionnaire, which were subjected to reliability test using test-retest method and were found reliable at 0.72 and 0.76 r- values. Data collected were analyzed using contingency chi-square and Pearson Product Moment Correlation statistics at 0.05 level of significance. The result of the study revealed that head teachers’ decision-making strategy and head teachers’ leadership style have significant influence on teachers’ task performance in the sampled schools. And that head teachers’ communication skills significantly relates to teachers’ task performance in the area. Based on this result, it was recommended that head teachers should adopt appropriate managerial behaviour to boost teachers’ morale towards high task performance.
KEYWORDS: Managerial behavior, Leadership, communication, decision-making and teachers' task performance.