Vol. 4 No. 3 (2024)
Articles

Principals’ Record Management Practices as a Predictor of Managerial Effectiveness in Public Secondary Schools in Delta State

Prof. Uju Ughamadu
Department of Educational Foundations, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Igbariam, Anambra State, Nigeria
Dr. Clara Obiagwu
Department of Educational Foundations, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Igbariam, Anambra State, Nigeria
Nwanne, Ernest Igwe
Department of Educational Foundations, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Igbariam, Anambra State, Nigeria

Published 2024-03-08

Keywords

  • Principals,
  • Record Management,
  • Managerial Effectiveness,
  • Record Creation,
  • Record Storage,
  • Record Maintenance,
  • Record Disposal
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How to Cite

Uju Ughamadu, Clara Obiagwu, & Nwanne, Ernest Igwe. (2024). Principals’ Record Management Practices as a Predictor of Managerial Effectiveness in Public Secondary Schools in Delta State. International Journal of Research in Education and Sustainable Development, 4(3), 1-15. https://www.openjournals.ijaar.org/index.php/ijresd/article/view/443

How to Cite

Uju Ughamadu, Clara Obiagwu, & Nwanne, Ernest Igwe. (2024). Principals’ Record Management Practices as a Predictor of Managerial Effectiveness in Public Secondary Schools in Delta State. International Journal of Research in Education and Sustainable Development, 4(3), 1-15. https://www.openjournals.ijaar.org/index.php/ijresd/article/view/443

Abstract

Effective record management is critical for optimum success in any organization. Hence, the need to investigate Delta State school principals’ record management practices as per vehicles to their managerial effectiveness in the area. The study investigatedprincipals’ record management practices as a predictor of managerial effectiveness in public secondary schools in Delta State. Four research questions guided the study and four null hypotheses were tested at 0.05 level of significance. Correlational research design was adopted for this study. The population of the study comprised 465 principals in public secondary schools in Delta State. All the 465 principals were used for the study due to relatively manageable size of the population. Two sets of instruments namely: ‘‘Record Management Practices Questionnaire (RMPQ)’’ and ‘‘Managerial Effectiveness Scale (MES)’’ were used for data collection. The instruments were subjected to face validation by three experts made up of two experts in Educational Management and an expert in Measurement and Evaluation, all from Department of Educational Foundations, Faculty of Education, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Igbariam Campus. The construct validation of the instruments was determined using factor analysis. The internal consistencies of the instruments were determined using Cronbach Alpha which yielded overall reliability indices of 0.80 for RMPQ and 0.78 for MES respectively. The instruments were administered by the researcher with the help of five research assistants who are secondary school teachers in Delta State. A total of 465 copies of the questionnaire were distributed and 456 were properly filled and successfully retrieved indicating 98% return rate. Simple regression was used to answer the research questions and test the hypotheses. The findings of the study revealed among others that principals’ record creation and storage practices were strong predictors of managerial effectiveness in public secondary schools in Delta State. It was also found that principals’ record maintenance and disposal practicesare significant predictors of managerial effectiveness in public secondary schools in Delta State. Based on the findings, it was recommended among others that Delta State Ministry of Education should organize annual capacity building programme in form of in-service training for principals to professionally up-date their skills and knowledge of record management practices for enhancing managerial effectiveness.

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