Resource Utilization and Internal Efficiency of Secondary Schools in Ekiti State, Nigeria (Published)
The study investigated resource utilisation and internal efficiency of secondary schools in Ekiti State. The research design was descriptive of the survey type. The population of the study comprised all the public secondary schools in Ekiti State, Nigeria. The sample consisted of 320 respondents comprising 300 teachers and 20 principals selected using multistage sampling procedure. At the first stage, simple random sampling technique was used to select nine local government areas in Ekiti State. At the second stage, 20 secondary schools were chosen from the selected local government areas using proportional stratified random sampling technique. The third stage involved random selection of 15 teachers from each of the selected schools, and purposive random sampling was used to select the principals of the selected schools. A validated instrument titled ‘Resource Utilisation Questionnaire (RUQ)’ and an inventory were used for data collection. Data collected were analysed using cohort analysis, simple percentage and frequency count. Pearson Product Moment Correlation statistic was used to test the hypothesis at 0.05 level of significance. The findings showed that the level of resource utilisation was moderate, while the internal efficiency was high in secondary schools in Ekiti State. The study revealed that there was a significant relationship between physical resource utilisation rate and internal efficiency of secondary schools in Ekiti State. Based on the findings, it was recommended that government should intensify frequent level of inspection (supervision) in schools, in support of the physical resources that appear to be readily sufficient in schools. Likewise, the schools should make optimal use of the physical resources provided, so as to ensure effective teaching and learning.
Lateral Workplace Incivility and Organizational Health of Deposit Money Banks in Nigeria (Published)
This study examined the effects of lateral workplace incivility on organizational health of deposit money banks in Rivers State. The objective was to investigate the nature of relationship between lateral workplace incivility and organizational health. The independent variable was proxy by lateral workplace incivility while organizational health was proxy by goal focus, resource utilization and cohesiveness. The research design utilized was the quasi experimental research design. The population of the study comprises of 17 deposit money banks operating in Port Harcourt quoted in the Nigeria Stock Exchange. Three hundred and forty six respondents were obtained as sample size, using the Taro Yemen’s formula. Spearman rank correlation was used to test the ten postulated null hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance computed within SPSS software. The study found that there is a negative and no significant relationship between lateral workplace incivility and resource utilization and negative and no significant relationship between lateral workplace incivility and cohesiveness. The study further found that there is a negative and no significant relationship between lateral workplace incivility and goal focus. The findings of this study support the need to appraise organizational incivility, especially among high-status employees, as perceived across all hierarchical levels considering the significance relationships between structure and workplace incivility and organizational health. The study concluded that lateral workplace incivility is not significantly associated with the measures of organizational health of deposit money banks in Rivers State. We therefore recommend that organizations should reexamine their hiring and selection procedures, selection criteria should include checking personality characteristics that could add buffering effect in dealing with a stressor at workplace.
SERVICE DELIVERY FOR ADULT LITERACY PROGRAMME: FOCUS ON RESOURCE UTILIZATION, ENTREPRENERSHIP DEVELOPMENT AND WEALTH CREATION (Published)
The study investigated service delivery for adult literacy programme with focus on resource utilization, entrepreneurship development and wealth creation The design of the study was survey research design. . The sample consists of 400 facilitators of adult education programme in South-East geopolitical zone randomly sampled. A 31 – item questionnaire was used to collect data from the facilitators. The validity of the instrument was assessed and found to be adequate based on the assessment of three experts. Crombach Alpha was used to determine the reliability of the instrument which was .79. Four research questions which guided the study were analyzed using mean. The findings of the study show that the qualifications of these facilitators range from PhD to FSLC. Again these facilitators involve other human resources to a low extent. With regard to material resources; all those investigated are being used but none of them is being used to a very high extent. Moreover the extent of usage varies among the various categories of the facilitators. Based on the findings, some recommendations were made which include that Government should get more involved in the employment and screening of facilitators to make sure that the right calibers of personnel are involved.