RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PRINCIPALS’ FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES AND TEACHERS’ TASK PERFORMANCE IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS

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ABSTRACT

This study investigated the relationship between principals’ financial management strategies and teachers’ task performance in secondary schools in Onitsha Education Zone. Guided by three research questions and three null hypotheses. Two questionnares-How principals provide fund questionnaire (HPPFQ) and the principals’ rate on level of teachers’ task performance questionnaire (PRLTPQ) were used to collect the data. Proportionate stratified random sampling technique was employed to select to a sample of 495 respondents. Pearson product moment correlation was used to answer the research questions, while t-test was used to test the hypotheses at the 0.05 level of significance. The major finding revealed that the relationship between principals’ financial management strategies and teachers’ teaching performance, discipline of students and involvement in co-curricular activities in secondary schools in Onitsha Education Zone could be described high and positive. The conclusion was that there was a significant relationship between principals’ financial management strategies and teachers’ task performance in Onitsha Education Zone. Recommendations included the organization of regular seminars and workshops for both principals and teachers in order to improve financial management strategies of principals’ and boast teachers’ task performance.

 

CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION
Background of the Study 1
Statement of Problem 6
Purpose of Study 7
Significance of the Study 8
Scope of the Study 10
Research Question 10
Hypotheses 11
CHAPTER ONE: REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE
The Concept of Financial Management 13
Sources of Financial Management 19
Problems of financial Management 28
The Concept of Task Performance 32
The Relationship Between Principals’ Financial
Management and Teachers’ Task Performance 42
Theoretical Framework 46
Empirical Framework on Financial Management 51
Summary 54
CHAPTER THREE: METHODOLOGY
Research Design 56
Area of Study 57
Population 57
Sample and Sampling Tecchnique 57
Instrument for Data Collection 59
Validation of Instrument 60
Reliability of Instrument 61
Method of Data Collection 61
Method of Data Analysis
CHAPTER FOUR: DATA ANALYSIS AND PRESENTATION
Analysis and Presentation of result for
Research Question 67
Analysis and Presentation of Result for Hypothesis 70
Summary of Major Findings
CHAPTER FIVE: DISCUSSION OF RESULTS, IMPLICATIONS
AND RECOMMENDATION AND CONCUSSION
Discussion of results 75
Conclusion 78
Recommendations 79
Limitations of the study 80
Suggestions for further studies 81
REFERENCES 84
APPENDIXES 90
LIST OF TABLE
1. Sample Table Description 62
2. Pearson ‘r’ For Relationship Between Principles’
Financial Management Strategies and Teachers’
Teaching Performance
3. Pearson ‘r’ for relationship between Principals’
Financial Management Strategies and Teachers’ Discipline
of Students 67
4. Pearson ‘r’ for relationship between Principles’
Financial Management Strategies and Teachers’
Involvement in Co-curricular Activities 69
5. t-test for Significance in the Relationship Between
Principals’ Financial Management Strategies and
Teachers’ Teaching Performance
6. t-test for Influence of School Location on the
Relationship Between Principals’ Financial
Management Strategies and Teachers’ Discipline of
Students’ 71
7. t-test for the Significance of Gender on the
Relationship Between Principals’ Financial
Management Strategies and Teachers’ Involvement
in Co-curricular Activities.

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