Proceedings of The 2nd International Conference on New Trends in Teaching and Education
Enhancing Teachers’ Job Performance through Effective Human Resource Development Practices in Public Secondary Schools in Rivers State, Nigeria
Anekwe, Ikechukwu Marcel, Anekwe, Ebelenna Samue
This study empirically investigated the extent to which effective human resources development practices could enhance teachers’ job performance in public secondary schools in Rivers State, Nigeria. Five research questions and their corresponding null hypotheses were formulated in line with the objectives of the study to guide this research. Descriptive research design was adopted and the population of the study was 8,452 secondary schools teachers in Rivers State, Nigeria. The sample size comprised 265 teachers drawn through cluster sampling technique. A researcher developed questionnaire titled Teachers’ Performance through Effective Human Resource Development Practices Inventory (TPEHRDPI) was used for data collection. Mean, standard deviation and rank order were used to answer the research questions while z-test was used to test the hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance. Findings revealed that development of human resources is essential for educational institutions to have motivated teachers and ensure high performance. The study, therefore, recommended that in-service trainings and development programmes should be organized regularly for teachers. Also, training needs analysis should be conducted before training programmes are designed for teachers in public secondary schools in Rivers State, Nigeria.
Keywords: challenges; implementation strategies; job satisfaction; performance theories; training.