TEACHERS’ CAPABILITY AND LEADERSHIP STYLE AS THE DETERMINANTS OF ECONOMICS STUDENTS’ ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT IN SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS OF EKITI STATE

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Cover Page                                                                     i

Title page                                                                                 ii

Approval page                                                                          iii

Certification                                                                              iv

Dedication                                                                                iv

Acknowledgements                                                                   vi

Table of contents                                                                      ix

Abstract                                                                                   xii

CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION

Background to the Study                                                           1

Statement of the Problem                                                4

Research Questions                                                                 5

Research hypotheses                                                                6

Significance of the study                                                           6

Scope of the Study                                                                    7

Definition of Terms                                                                   7

 

 

CHAPTER TWO: LITRATURE REVIEW                                    8

Theoretical Framework                                                             25

Empirical Framework                                                                29

Summary of Literature Review                                                   40

CHAPTER THREE: METHODOLOGY                             42

Research Design                                                                      42

Area of the Study                                                                      43

Population of the Study                                                             43

Sample and Sampling Techniques                                             43

Instrument for Data Collection                                                   44

Validation of the Instrument                                                       44

Reliability of the Instrument                                                       44

Administration of the Instrument                                                45

Data Analysis Techniques                                                         45

CHAPTER FOUR: RESULTS AND DISCUSSIONS

Introduction                                                                              46

Testing the Research Hypotheses                                             52

Discussion of Findings                                                              55

 

 

 

CHAPTER FIVE: SUMMARY, CONCLUSION

AND RECOMMENDATIONS

Introduction                                                                            57

Summary                                                                                  57

Conclusion                                                                               58

Recommendation                                                                      59

Suggestions for Further Research                                             59

REFERENCES                                                                         59





 

APPENDIX                                                                               65

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ABSTRACT

 

The study is aimed at investigating teacher’s capability and leadership style as the determinant of economics students’ academic achievement in senior secondary schools of Ekiti state. The study was conducted in five secondary schools in Ikere Ekiti. 50 teachers were used for the study. Data was collected using the questionnaires. The study used descriptive statistics such as: percentages and frequency, which were used concurrently with the Chi-Square test in the analysis. The study intended to come up with policy guidelines that were to help improve the leadership styles of teachers in Ikere local government area . The study was further to contribute to the functions of knowledge for the present and future scholars. The major findings show a significant relationship between school leadership style and the students academic performance. The study further revealed that appropriate leadership style facilitate the academic achievement of the students. Based on these findings, it is recommended that the autocratic style of leadership should be used by the teachers in the sample secondary schools; also school principals should cooperate with other teachers in day to day management of schools. Finally, the teacher should be encouraged occasionally to review their own leadership styles and check their impact on students’ academic performance.

 

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