IMPACT OF PRINCIPAL LEADERSHIP STYLE AND JOB SATISFACTION AMONG SECONDARY SCHOOL SCIENCE TEACHERS IN NIGERIA
OJN Preprints | Educational Development > This version has been peer-reviewed > Accepted Paper
Keywords:job satisfaction, leadership, remuneration, teacher, morale, working condition
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 all Science teachers in the public secondary schools in Delta State. The sample consists of the Science teachers – 103 male and 57 female Science teachers. The simple random sampling technique was used in selecting the sample. The instrument of the study was the leadership style questionnaire (LSQ) and Science Teachers Job Satisfaction Questionnaire (STJSQ). 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 results of the study revealed that: the prevalent leadership styles among principals in secondary schools in Delta State are the Ideographic Leadership style. Science teachers feel more satisfied under principals that adopt the Ideographic leadership style. Science teachers feel least satisfied under principals that adopt the Autocratic leadership style. The sex of the teachers does not determine their level of job satisfaction. However, it is recommended that the Government should overhaul the administrative mechanism in secondary schools through conferences, seminars and workshop to enhance teachers’ job satisfaction.