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OPEN SCHOOL CLIMATE AS PREDICTOR OF EFFECTIVE EDUCATIONAL SERVICE DELIVERY IN PUBLIC SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN ANAMBRA STATE

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine the predictive values of open school climate on effective educational services delivery in public secondary schools in Anambra State. One research question and one hypothesis guided the study. The correlational research design was adopted for the study. The study was carried out in Anambra state. The population of this study comprised all the 5,949 teachers in the 268 public secondary schools in the six Education Zones in Anambra State. The sample of the study comprised 2, 913 teachers sampled using the multi-stage sampling procedure. Data for this study were collected by means of structured instruments developed by the researchers. Three experts: two experts in Educational Management and Policy and one expert in Measurement and Evaluation (Department of Educational Foundations), all from the Faculty of Education, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka validated the instruments. The reliability of the instruments was determined through a trial testing in 5 public secondary schools in Enugu State. The data were analyzed using Cronbach Alpha to measure the internal consistency of the instrument and reliability co-efficient values of 0.81, and 0.87 were obtained respectively for SCQ and EESDI. The instruments were administered on the respondents in their schools by the researchers with the help of five research assistants who were briefed and guided on the modalities for the administration and collection of the instruments. The Pearson Product Moment Correlation and multiple regression were used in the data analysis. The hypothesis was tested 0.05 level of significance. Findings indicated that there is very high significant predictive value of open school climate on effective educational services delivery in public secondary schools in Anambra State. Based on the findings of this study, it was recommended that the government should make conscious effort to formulate policies that will impact positively on open school climate since an enhancement of open school climate can lead to increase in effective educational services delivery.

Keywords

Prediction, Open School Climate, Effectiveness, Education, Services Delivery

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