Volume 4, Issue 2, April 2019, Page: 13-19
Students’ Personnel Management and Academic Effectiveness of Secondary School Students in Calabar Education Zone of Cross River State, Nigeria
Valentine Joseph Owan, Department of Educational Administration and Planning, University of Calabar, Calabar, Nigeria
Samuel Okpon Ekaette, Department of Educational Administration and Planning, University of Calabar, Calabar, Nigeria
Received: Apr. 27, 2019;       Accepted: May 29, 2019;       Published: Jun. 12, 2019
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijpbs.20190402.12      View  141      Downloads  21
Abstract
This study assessed students’ personnel management and academic effectiveness in terms of punctuality to classes, time management, study habits, record keeping, attitudes during classes, note taking, attitudes towards assignment, examination results and attitudes towards co-curricular activities in Calabar Education Zone of Cross River State. Three null hypotheses were formulated accordingly to guide the study following a descriptive survey research design. Proportionate sampling technique was employed in selecting a sample of 1,934 students (representing 20%) from a population of 9,672 students. Students’ Personnel Management and Academic Effectiveness Questionnaire (SPMAEQ) was used as an instrument for data collection. The instrument yielded reliability estimates of .86 and .93 for the independent and dependent variables using Split-half technique. The null hypotheses were all tested at .05 level of significance using Pearson Correlation Matrix with the aid of SPSS v25. Findings from the study revealed among others that; students' counseling, healthcare, and discipline management respectively, are significantly related to students' academic effectiveness in terms of punctuality to classes, time management, study habits, record keeping, attitudes during classes, note taking, attitudes towards assignment, examination results and attitudes towards co-curricular activities. It was concluded generally from the findings of this study that, there is a moderate positive relationship which is statistically significant between students’ personnel management and their academic effectiveness. It was recommended amongst others that; there should be adequate employment and supply of professional guidance counselors to all secondary schools to boost the psychological levels of students and make them emotionally prepared for academic and co-curricular activities in the school.
Keywords
Personnel Management, Students, Academic Effectiveness, Discipline, Healthcare, Counselling, Personnel
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Valentine Joseph Owan, Samuel Okpon Ekaette, Students’ Personnel Management and Academic Effectiveness of Secondary School Students in Calabar Education Zone of Cross River State, Nigeria, International Journal of Psychological and Brain Sciences. Vol. 4, No. 2, 2019, pp. 13-19. doi: 10.11648/j.ijpbs.20190402.12
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