Psychological School Climate as Correlate of Teachers’ Job Performance in Senior Secondary Schools in Yobe State, Nigeria
Ahmed Chiroma Aminu and Waziri Garba El-jajah
The purpose of this study was to investigate the psychological school climate as correlate of teachers’ job performance in senior secondary schools in Yobe State, Nigeria. Three research questions and one null hypothesis guided the study. The area of the study was Yobe State. The population of the study was 5,322 participants include principals and teachers. The sample of the study was 359 calculated using Taro Yamane’s method. This study adopted a correlation survey design. Two research instrument was used to collect relevant data from the subjects, psychological school climate (PSC) and teachers’ job performance questionnaire (TJPQ).The data collected was analyzed using mean and standard deviation and the null hypothesis was analyzed using Pearson product moment correlation. The findings of this study revealed that there is statistically significant positive correlation between psychological school climate and teachers’ job performance (r = 0.056). This study concluded that, teachers’ motivation is high with the grand mean of 3.59, schools’ safety is moderate with the grand mean of 2.79 and teachers’ job performance is high in Senior Secondary schools in Yobe State with the grand mean of 4.41. This study also recommended that YobeState government should maintain hope of total security through employment of security personnel and install surveillance cameras and motivate teachers, by providing incentive, adequate instructional material, in-service training, organize workshops for teachers and encourage students and establish safety in all schools in order to facilitate teachers’ job performance in schools.