IMPACT OF PRINCIPAL LEADERSHIP STYLE AND JOB SATISFACTION AMONG SECONDARY SCHOOL MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE TEACHERS IN NIGERIA
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Keywords:Job Satisfaction, Leadership, Remuneration, Teacher‘s Morale, Working Condition, OJNPPed20051602
This research work examines principals’ leadership styles as variables in teacher’s job satisfaction in secondary schools in Delta State, Nigeria. The population of the study consists of 231 teachers in the secondary schools. The sample consists of the teachers – 103 male and 57 female teachers. The simple random sampling technique was used in selecting the sample. The instrument of the study was the leadership style questionnaire (LSQ) and Teachers Job Satisfaction Questionnaire (TJSQ). In analyzing the data descriptive statistics (frequency, percentage) were used to answer the research questions while the chi-square contingency table was used to test the hypothesis at 0.5 level of significance. The result of the study revealed among others, that: The most prevalent principals’ leadership style in secondary schools is Idiographic leadership style. Teachers are most likely to have a feeling of least satisfaction for their job under principals who adopt the Autocratic leadership style. There is no significant difference between male and female teachers and their level of job satisfaction. On the whole, majority of the teachers are not satisfied with the teaching job. Appropriate recommendations were also made among which are prompt payment of teachers, salaries and allowances, improving the conditions of staff and recognition of effort of teachers by the government.
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Oliweh, I. S. (2020). Impact of principal leadership style and job satisfaction among secondary school mathematics and science teachers in Nigeria. OJN Preprints, OJNPPed20051602 (v1)1-16
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