Rating of Stress Factors in Delta State Secondary Schools, Nigeria

  • ED Nakpodia


The study focused on principals and teachers’ opinion on the rating of stress factors on human resources development in Delta state secondary schools. The population consists of 320 school principals and 9608 teachers in the area. A sample of 30 (9.4%) principals and 960 (10%), teachers were selected through the simple random sampling technique, and the design was ex-post facto. Three hypotheses were formulated to guide the study, using z-test at 0.05 level of significance. The findings showed that principals and teachers’ opinion were on the average on their ratings of stress factors of human resources development in the schools. It also revealed that the rating of stress on human resources development as perceived by principals and teachers did not differ significantly in terms of variables of the study such as inadequate funding, community relations and workload. Based on the findings, it was recommended that efforts should be made to provide adequate funds for human resources development, education authorities should assist to institute individual annual school budgets, and also principals should learn to delegate supervisory functions to their vice principals and experienced teachers in the schools. In terms of school-community relations, schools should identify themselves of their host communities as may be within their reach.

Keywords: Human Resources Development, Rating, Stress Factors, Secondary Schools, Nigeria

International Journal of Development and Management Review (INJODEMAR) Vol. 7 June, 2012

Author Biography

ED Nakpodia
Department of Educational Administration and Policy Studies, Delta State University, Abraka - Nigeria

Journal Identifiers

eISSN: 2734-3316
print ISSN: 1597-9482