Franklin Kelechi Onubuleze (PhD)


The research focused on investigating the impact of staff sanctions on the job performance of teachers in secondary schools in Enugu State. The study had two main research questions and tested two null hypotheses at a significance level of 0.05. A descriptive survey research design was employed for this study. The total population consisted of 8,816 participants, including 295 principals and 8,521 teachers. The sample size for the study was 441 participants, comprising 15 principals and 426 teachers. Stratified and proportionate random sampling techniques were used to choose 5% of the respondents. Data collection was conducted using a researcher-designed questionnaire titled "Staff Sanctions as Determinants of Teachers' Job Performance Questionnaire (SSTJPQ)". The questionnaire was validated by three research experts. The internal consistency of the instrument was assessed using Cronbach Alpha statistic, which yielded a reliability index of 0.83 for cluster 1, 0.81 for cluster 2, and an overall reliability index of 0.82, indicating high reliability and suitability for data collection. Mean scores and standard deviation were employed to address the research questions, while t-test statistic was used to test the null hypotheses. The findings revealed that demotion and suspension significantly influenced teachers' job performance. Based on the results, the study recommended the implementation of disciplinary measures within the school system to rectify the misconduct of teachers.


Staff Sanctions, Teachers, Job Performance, Secondary Schools, Enugu State.

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