FACTORS AFFECTING SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHERS' WORK ATTITUDE
This study was conducted in the urban and rural areas of Anambra State's Ogbrau Local Government Area to identify factors influencing secondary school teachers' attitudes toward their jobs.
The questionnaire was the tool used to collect data for answering the research questions.
Inadequate teaching materials in our secondary school is one of the factors associated with the problem that has been fully identified and analyzed in this work.
Some suggestions have also been made to save our secondary education system from total collapse.
As a result, it is hoped that readers will find this work both useful and interesting.
1.1 Background of the Research
1.2 Formulation of the Problem
1.3 The Study's Objective
1.4 Importance of the Research
1.5 Scope of the Research
1.6.1 Research Question
Review of Literature
2.1 Teachers' attitudes toward work
2.2 Factors Influencing Positive Work Attitude
2.3 Issues affecting teaching attitudes toward work
2.4 Review of literature summary
METHODOLOGY OF RESEARCH
3.1 The Study's Design
3.2 Theme of the Research
3.3 Study Participant Population
3.4 Sampling and Sample Technique
3.5 Data Analysis Methodologies
DATA ANALYSIS AND RESULT PRESENTATION
RECOMMENDATIONS AND CONCLUSION OF FINDINGS
5.1 Discussions of findings
5.2 Educational Implications of the Results
5.3 Final Thoughts
5.4 Limitations of the Research
1.1 INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY
Teachers play a vital role in any country's educational system because the system is dependent on their number, quality, and dedication to learning.
Teachers play a variety of roles in our school to ensure effective teaching and learning. They are expected to be both community representatives and academic specialists. As a result, the teachers' roles are defined as how they carry out their duties and obligations in order to achieve the school's goals.
A teacher is thought to be an embodiment of knowledge.
He or she has complete authority in the classroom, and his or her role requires that he or she exercise maturity and a sense of responsibility in exercising his or her freedom. He or she is expected to pay attention to individual problems of the children under his or her care, as well as maintain measurable discipline in the classroom.
Teachers write reports, distribute teaching materials, and maintain other equipment. The significance and benefit of providing parents with a complete and detailed progress report on their children cannot be overstated.
Teachers are thought to be wise in social situations. They are thought to be leaders, advisers, or consultants. As a result, the community expects teachers to assist it in achieving its goal.
However, the pursuit of material wealth and the desire to get rich quick appears to have replaced the age-old traditional attitude of hard work and devotion to duty for which teachers were previously known. Selfishness and excessive ambition have now become the norm.
Many teachers refuse to accept the best attitude to work in order to enable them.
Teachers have lost interest in their jobs and are no longer committed to them. This deteriorating trend in all aspects of human life is more noticeable in urban areas, where the level of sophistication appears to devote the evil pace.
According to Shagari (1982), Nigeria's attitude toward work is the worst in the world, and that if every Nigerian is willing to do an honest day's work for an honest day's pay, Nigeria would achieve wonders in every sphere of human endeavor.
Since ages, teaching has been the talk of the town; the average man on the street now laments the apparent fall in the standard of education in our society, which they usually attribute to the teachers' attitude toward work. The standard of education is declining on a daily basis as a result of teachers' poor attitude toward their jobs. Some truthful Nigerians are concerned about this development. As a result, one is tempted to believe that teachers' attitudes toward their jobs should be reconsidered.
As a result, the researcher will investigate factors influencing secondary school teachers' attitudes toward work in Anambra State's Ogbaru Local Government Area, as well as potential solutions to the identified problems.
1.2 STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM
Students are being prepared to be tomorrow's leaders, and if this great nation wants to have good leaders in the future, teachers in our secondary schools must be consistent in their duties. They must be zealous and committed to their teaching endeavor.
Secondary school is the second pivot on which all subsequent levels of education are based. This is why teachers must have a positive attitude toward their work. Students' discipline, punctuality, and orderliness suffer when teachers do not perform their duties as expected.
As a result, the study aims to identify factors influencing secondary school teachers' attitudes toward work in Anambra State's Ogbaru Local Government Area.
1.3 OBJECTIVE OF THE STUDY
1. To identify factors influencing secondary school teachers' attitudes toward work in an urban setting.
2. Identifying factors influencing secondary school teachers' attitudes toward work in rural areas.
3. To identify common factors influencing secondary school teachers' attitudes toward work in rural and urban areas of Ogbaru Local Government Area.
1.4 THE IMPORTANCE OF THE STUDY
This study will shed light on the reasons for teachers' complete lack of interest, commitment, and dedication to their jobs.
This will prevent the erosion of confidence and the disruption of all educational standards.
On the government side, irregular salary payments and a total lack of commitment to solving the problems of teachers and students will be investigated.
Motivation of teachers and the introduction of in-service training programs by the government for incompetent teachers will help them to grow and improve the standard quality of their performance in the school and classroom. If this is accomplished, it will not be long before the falling standard of education and serious erosion of society's confidence in modern education is reversed.
1.5 THE STUDY'S OBJECTIVE
This study will look at the factors that influence secondary school teachers' attitudes toward their jobs in Anambra State's Ogbaru Local Government Area.
It will be based primarily on identifying the various attitudes of secondary school teachers in Ogbaru toward carrying out their duties.
1.6 QUESTION FOR RESEARCH
For this study, the following research questions were developed:
1. What factors influence secondary school teachers' attitudes toward work in urban areas?
2. What factors influence a secondary school teacher's attitude toward work in Ogbaru's rural area?
3. What are the common factors influencing secondary school teachers' attitudes toward work in Ogbaru's urban and rural areas, such as economic, social, religious, and political factors?
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