Relationship between Teachers’ Classroom Arrangement and Students’ Discipline in Secondary Schools in Anambra State
Keywords:Relationship, Teachers, Classroom Arrangement, Students, Discipline, Secondary School
The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between teachers’ classroom arrangement and students’ discipline in secondary schools. One research question and one hypothesis guided the study. It was a co-relational study carried out in Anambra State. Both public and private secondary schools in the 6 education zones of the state were studied. The population of the study comprised 3395 teachers in the six education zones. The sample for the study comprised 1,698 teachers made up of 50% of the respondents in both public and private secondary schools in the state. Data were collected with an instrument developed by the researchers. The instrument was duly validated by experts. The reliability of the instrument was established through Cronbach alpha method using data collected from secondary schools in Imo State. The researchers together with research assistants administered the instrument on the sampled population. The Pearson’s Product Moment correlation coefficient was used to answer the research question while regression analysis was used in testing the null hypothesis at 0.005level of significance. Findings indicated that there is a high and positive relationship between teachers’ classroom arrangement and students’ discipline in secondary schools in Anambra State. It was recommended among others that teachers are to ensure orderly class through proper physical arrangements of both students andfacilities in the class.
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