PERCEIVED EFFECTIVENESS OF MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES USED BY SECONDARY SCHOOL PRINCIPALS IN HANDLING STUDENTS’ INDISCIPLINE

AUTHOR: UGWUIKPA, FRANCIS ANIEBONAM

DEPARTMENT: EDUCATIONAL MANAGEMENT AND POLICY,

AFFILIATION: NNAMDI AZIKWE UNIVERSITY AWKA

The purpose of this study was for the perceived effectiveness of the management techniques used by secondary school principals in handling students’ indiscipline in Enugu State. The research method adopted was a descriptive survey. The population consists of all 6473 teachers, 26926 SS II students and their fathers 26926, bringing the total to 60326. The study sample consisted of 1618 teachers, 6732 students and 6732 parents making a total of 15082 respondents. Four research questions and three null hypotheses guided the study. The instrument for data collection was the questionnaire which was duly validated and found to be reliable. The alpha coefficient of the instrument was calculated using the Cronbach Alpha method which stood at 0.67 and 0.70 for sections B. and C. of the instrument respectively. Means and standard deviation were used to answer the research questions, while ANOVA was used to test the null hypothesis at 0.05 level of significance. The management techniques perceived by teachers, students and parents as not effective in handling students indiscipline were: sending out of students to cut grasses while the classes are on and making the students carry a placard on which the offence committed is written e.g. “I am a thief”. The management techniques perceived by teachers, students and parents to be effective in handling students’ indiscipline include: invitation of parents for useful discussion concerning the students’ ward, reasoning and dialoging with students, and using pastoral counseling technique (explaining to erring students the need to change their minds, give up bad habits and put on good ones for their own good and progress). There was no significant difference between the opinions of teachers, students and parents on the effectiveness of the management techniques used in handling students indiscipline. In addition, gender was not found to be a significant factor influencing the perception of teachers, students and parents on the effectiveness of the management techniques used in handling students’ indiscipline. Based on the findings and the implications of the findings of this study, recommendations were made.

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