Department: Educational Management And Policy
Izuka, I. N.
The purpose of this study was to determine the level of acceptance of Multi-Source Feedback (MSF) on principals for the improved management of public secondary schools in Anambra State. The study was guided by eight research questions and eight null hypotheses. It adopted the descriptive survey research design. The study was carried out in Anambra State. The population comprised 256 principals, 312 vice-principals and 5,970 teachers in the 256 public secondary schools in Anambra State (total 6,538). A sample of 138 principals, 138 vice-principals and 1656 teachers (total 1932) was selected through stratified random sampling technique. The instrument for data collection was a researcher designed questionnaire titled “Acceptability of MSF on principals for school improvement (AMSFPSI). The instrument was validated by 3 experts in the faculty of education. The reliability of instrument was determined using Cronbach alpha with overall coefficient of 0.93. The researcher was assisted by 13 research assistants in collecting data. Mean and Standard deviation was used to answer the research questions, while the ANOVA and Scheffe Post Hoc were used in testing the null hypotheses at the 0.05 level of significance. The findings show among others that there was a moderate extent of acceptance of Multi Source Feedback (MSF) on principals for improved management of secondary schools in Anambra State. Most of the principals, vice principals and teachers accepted that MSF should serve only six out of the ten stated MSF goals for school improvement. Based on the findings, it was recommended among other things that the Anambra State Government should consider establishing the use of MSF on principals irrespective of gender and various years of experience as it is accepted as being relevant to principals for schools improved management of secondary schools. In instituting MSF in the secondary schools, government and other stakeholders should consider using the goal of MSF for staff development and not principals’ appraisal for salary increase, promotion or compensation.