Personnel practices and role stress as correlates of students Academic Performance in Public and Private Secondary Schools in Lagos State.
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This study was conducted to investigate personnel practices and role stress and how they affect students' academic performance in schools.The sample comprised eight school principals and eighty teachers randomly selected in the eight secondary schools in Ikeja Local Education District of Lagos State.Questionnaire instrument and oral interview were used to collect the data needed from the respondents. Four null hypotheses were tested of 0.05 level of significance;T-test and Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) were used to analysis the data collected. The study found that there were significant relationships between good personnel practices and students' academic performance. Private secondary schools performed better than public schools. Public schools experienced more role stress than private schools. These two did not differ in personnel practices nor in their perception of the consequences of personnel practices. It was deduced that effective personnel practices enhance student academic performance. Also, role stress (role ambiguity, work load, role conflict and job monotony) is higher in public secondary schools. It was recommended that teachers should be well motivated, better recognised, well remunerated and be assisted to work under congenial conditions. In addition to providing basic facilities,teachers should also be given opportunities to improve professionally.
Academic Performance , Stress
Oyebade,S.A. (2000) Personnel practices and role stress as correlates of students Academic Performance in Public and Private Secondary Schools in Lagos State. Being a Paper Presented At The Conference of The Nigerian Association for Educational Administration And Planning (NAEAP) Africa Hall (Mini Campus) University of Ilorin, Ilorin.