Onyinye Regina Onyejekwe, Chinelo Nkechi Nwankwo


The   study   investigated   the  influence   of  principal-teacher   conflicts   on   teachers’   job satisfaction in Anambra State public secondary schools. Five research questions and five null hypotheses guided the study. Descriptive survey research design was adopted in conduct of the study. The population comprised 5856 teachers in all the 263 public secondary schools in all the six education zones in Anambra State. A sample of 586 respondents representing 10% of the population was selected for the study. Proportionate stratified random sampling was used  to  select  the  sample  of  the  study.  A  structured  questionnaire  titled  “Influence  of Principal-Teacher  Conflict  on Teachers’  Job Satisfaction  Questionnaire  (IPCTJSQ)”  was used for data collection. The face and content validity of the instrument was carried out by experts.  Cronbach  Alpha  reliability  technique  was  used  in  determining  the  reliability coefficients of the instrument which gave a coefficient of 0.81 for the conflict variables and

.88  for  job  satisfaction  variables  and  was  considered  high  enough  and  reliable  for  the

instrument. The instruments were administered on the respondents with the aid of five trained research assistants who were trained on how to administer and retrieve the instrument from the  respondents.  Data  collected  for  the  study  were  analysed  using  mean  scores,  while hypotheses that guided the study were tested with the aid of paired sample t-test. Findings of the study showed that conflicts from scarce resources, communication gaps significantly influence  teachers’  job satisfaction  in Anambra  State public  secondary  schools  to a high extent. The study therefore concluded that principal-teacher  conflicts significantly influence teachers’ job satisfaction in Anambra State public secondary schools. Based on the findings of the study, the researcher recommended amongst others that there is need for government to come up with modalities of resolving principal-teacher conflicts to enhance teachers’ job satisfaction.


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