TEACHERS’ PERCEIVED ORGANISATIONAL JUSTICE AS A CORRELATE OF THEIR JOB PERFORMANCE IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN SOUTH EASTERN, NIGERIA
Keywords:teachers, organisational justice, correlate, job performance
This study investigated teachers’ perceived organizational justice as correlate of teachers’ job performance in Secondary Schools in South East, Nigeria. One research question guided the study and one null hypothesis was tested at 0.05 level of significance. The study adopted correlational survey research design. The population of the study comprised all the 29,231 teachers in public secondary schools in South Eastern Nigeria. Out of the population a sample of 1,462 teachers were drawn by cluster sampling using proportionate stratified random sampling technique. Questionnaires of two different types developed by the researchers were used to collect data for the study. The questionnaires include: Teachers’ Perceived Organizational Justice Questionnaire (TPOJQ) and Teachers’ Job Performance Questionnaire (TJPQ). The instruments were validated by three experts from faculty of education, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka. Cronbach Alpha method of reliability was used to determine the reliability of the instruments which yielded reliability coefficient of: .92 and .76 respectively. The reliability indices were considered high enough thus, the instruments were deemed reliable. Data collection was done by the researcher with the help of eight research assistants. Pearson product moment correlation coefficient was used to answer research questions 1 and the test of null hypotheses 1 with P. value being used to take decision on the null hypothesis at 0.05 level of significance. The findings of the study revealed that: There is a very high positive correlation existing between teachers’ perceived organizational justice and their job performance in secondary schools in South East, Nigeria. It was also revealed that the correlation existing between teachers’ perceived organizational justice and their job performance in secondary schools in South East, Nigeria is significant. Based on the findings of the study, it was recommended that: the management of post primary school service authorities and the principals in secondary schools in the area under study should ensure that the tempo of the perceived organisational justice in their schools is kept higher by ensuring that their teachers are continually treated equally, fairly, justly and that the conducive school atmosphere is maintained for their teachers to continue performing their job higher since the correlation between teachers’ perceived organisational justice and their job performance is significant. At the end, implications of the findings of the study were stated.
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