GASPRO International Journal of Eminent Scholars
PRINCIPALS� PARTICIPATORY AND AUTHORITATIVE MANAGERIAL APPROACHES IN PROMOTING TEACHERS� INTEREST IN TEACHING BUSINESS STUDIES IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN AKWA IBOM STATE.
The study was conducted to investigate the influence of principals’ participatory and authoritative managerial approaches in promoting teachers’ interest in teaching Business Studies in secondary schools in Akwa Ibom State. To guide the study, two specific purposes, research questions and null/hypotheses respectively were formulated. The expost-facto survey design was adopted for the study. The population comprised 350 Business Studies teachers. A sample size of 307 Business Studies teachers was selected using cluster random sampling techniques. The researcher developed instrument entitled: Principals Participatory and Authoritative Managerial Approach Questionnaire (PDPMAQ) to generate data for the study. The instrument was validated by three senior lecturers one from the Department of Educational Foundations and two from the Department of Vocational Education, University of Uyo, Uyo. Cronbach Alpha was used to determine the reliability coefficient that yielded reliability index of .72 and .68 respectively. The mean, t-test and Analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA) were used to analyse the data obtained. The findings of the study reveal that the principals’ participatory and authoritative managerial approaches all have influence on teachers’ interest in teaching Business Studies in Junior Secondary Schools in Akwa Ibom State. The study also indicates that there is significant difference on the influence of principals’ managerial approaches on the teachers’ interest in teaching Business Studies in Secondary Schools in Akwa Ibom State. Secondary School principals’ adoption of participative managerial approaches in managing their schools was recommended among others.
Dr (Mrs) Enewan A. Evanson
Global Studies Quaterly
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