Extent of Principals’ Application of Management Practices for Teachers’ Job Satisfaction in Public Secondary Schools in Enugu State, Nigeria

Onyali Loyce Chiedozie, Ikegwuonu Chidozie Emmanuel, Nnebedum Chidi


The study ascertained the extent of principals’ application of management practices for teachers’ job satisfaction in public secondary schools in Enugu State. Two research questions guided the study and two null hypotheses were tested. The descriptive survey research design was adopted for the study. The population of the study comprised 7,958 respondents made up of 291principals and 7,667 teachers in public secondary schools in Enugu State. Proportionate Stratified sampling technique was used to draw 796 respondents made up of 29 principals and 767 teachers. Two versions of a 15-item questionnaire titled ‘‘Principals’ Application of Management Practices Questionnaire (PAMPQ)’’ was used as the instrument for data collection. The instruments were subjected to face validation by three experts who are lecturers; two in Department of Educational Management and Policy and the other in the Department of Educational Foundations (Measurement and Evaluation), all from the Faculty of Education, Nnamdi Azikiwe University. Cronbach alpha was used to ascertain the reliability of the instruments.The reliability coefficient obtained for Parts A and B were 0.85 and 0.81 For PAMPQI and 0.76 and 0.73 for PAMPQII. The researchers together with the help of seven research assistants collected data for the study. Mean and standard deviation were used to answer the research questions, while t-test was used to test the null hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance. The findings of the study among others revealed that there was low extent of principals’ application of motivational and supervision practices in secondary schools in Enugu State. It also revealed that there is no significant difference in the mean ratings of principals and teachers on the extent of principals’ application of supervision practices for teachers’ job satisfaction in secondary schools in Enugu State. Based on the findings, it is recommended that there is need for principals to use special recognition for excellent service, participation of teachers in decision making and encouragement of team work to motivate teachers in the school. This will give them a sense of belonging and accomplishment, which will serve as a morale booster to them. Conclusion was drawn.



principals, application, management practices, motivation and supervision.

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