SCHOOL PRINCIPAL-TEACHERS’ CONFLICT, TEACHERS’ JOB SATISFACTION AND PERFORMANCE IN SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN EDUCATION DISTRICT I, LAGOS STATE, NIGERIA
Keywords:Conflict, Communication gap, Job satisfaction, Non-proactive conflict management, Performance, Education District
This study focused on the influence of school principal-teachers conflict on teachers’ job satisfaction and performance in senior secondary school Education District I, Lagos State. The research objectives focused on how school principal-teachers’ communication gap, and non-proactive conflict management mechanism influence teachers’ job satisfaction and performance. In the methodology section of this work, survey descriptive research design and simple random sampling were adopted for the study. A size of 304 principals and teachers in education district V were used to conduct the study as such 304 copies of questionnaire were taken to the field out of which 276 were found valid for analysis. Data were analysed using Pearson moment correlation. The findings obtained from the test of the two hypotheses shows that school principal-teachers communication gap, has a significant influence on teachers’ job satisfaction and performance while school principal-teachers’ non-proactive conflict management mechanism does not. Therefore, the study recommended anonymous suggestion box and creation of community as a mechanism for teachers to express their feeling and if taken into consideration will foster cooperation between the major actors in education and result to increase satisfaction and performance.
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