Title: INFLUENCE OF ASSERTIVE COMMUNICATION SKILL USAGE AND
EFFECTIVE PRINCIPALSHIP IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN ENUGU
Authors: EKWE, GABRIEL MICHAEL; ANI, APPOLONIA NGOZI ( Ph.D);
PRECIOUS- CHINATU, OGECHI NANCY
EKWE, GABRIEL MICHAEL; ANI, APPOLONIA NGOZI ( Ph.D);
PRECIOUS- CHINATU, OGECHI NANCY DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL MANAGEMENT, FACULTY OF EDUCATION, ENUGU STATE
UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ENUGU, NIGERIA
MLA 8 MICHAEL, EKWE, GABRIEL. "INFLUENCE OF ASSERTIVE COMMUNICATION SKILL USAGE AND EFFECTIVE PRINCIPALSHIP IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN ENUGU STATE, NIGERIA." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 3, no. 7, July 2018, pp. 3286-3295, ijsser.org/more2018.php?id=229. Accessed July 2018.
APA MICHAEL, E. (2018, July). INFLUENCE OF ASSERTIVE COMMUNICATION SKILL USAGE AND EFFECTIVE PRINCIPALSHIP IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN ENUGU STATE, NIGERIA. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 3(7), 3286-3295. Retrieved from ijsser.org/more2018.php?id=229
Chicago MICHAEL, EKWE, GABRIEL. "INFLUENCE OF ASSERTIVE COMMUNICATION SKILL USAGE AND EFFECTIVE PRINCIPALSHIP IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN ENUGU STATE, NIGERIA." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 3, no. 7 (July 2018), 3286-3295. Accessed July, 2018. ijsser.org/more2018.php?id=229.
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Abstract: This study was carried out to examine the influence of assertive communication skills usage and
effective principalship in secondary schools in Enugu State, Nigeria. Two research questions and
two hypotheses were formulated to guide the study. The research design employed for the study
was descriptive survey design and the area of the study was in Enugu state, Nigeria. The
population of the study consisted of 3125 male and 5665 female teachers of secondary schools,
giving a total of 8790, while the sample for the study included a total of 879 respondents.
Questionnaire was used as the instrument for data collection. Mean score and standard deviation
were used to answer the research questions, and t-test statistic was used to test the hypotheses at
0.05 level of significance. The findings of the study revealed that principal utilize active listening
communication skills to a great extent in secondary schools in Enugu state, Nigeria. The findings
also revealed that there was no significant difference in the mean ratings of male and female
teachers on the extent to which principals utilize assertive communication skill in secondary
schools in Enugu state. Based on this, it was recommended that Post Primary School
Management Board should organize seminars and workshops from time to time for principals in
secondary schools on the importance of effective communication in schools.
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