An examination of perceived leadership behavior of headmasters and teacher morale in high achieving and low achieving schools in Imo State of Nigeria

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1986

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Purpose. The purpose of this study was to determine whether there was a significant difference between 1) the perceived leadership behavior of headmasters and 2) teacher morale in high achieving and low achieving schools in state funded elementary schools in Imo State of Nigeria. Further, the study attempted to determine if there was a significant, relationship between perceived leadership behavior of headmasters and teacher morale in each group. Procedure. Sample: The subjects consisted of two hundred (200) elementary male and female teachers who were randomly selected from twenty (20) schools. The sampled schools were selected from Aba and Obioma-Ngwa Local Government Areas. Selection criteria were based first, on the academic achievement of the students on the First School Leaving Certificate Examination taken in June 1984 and second, on the urban location of schools or their nearness to paved roads. Instruments: The Leader Behavior Description Questionnaire (IBDQ) and the Purdue Teacher Opinionaire (PTO) were used in gathering the data. The LBDQ measured the two dimensions of leadership behavior - Consideration and Initiating Structure. The PTO measured the ten factors of teacher morale. [...]

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Teacher-administrator relationships--Nigeria, School superintendents--Nigeria, School principals--Nigeria, Teacher morale

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