Ifunanya Nkechi Ohamobi (PhD)


This study examined the level of acceptance of multi-source feedback (MSF) on principals for improved management of public secondary schools in Anambra state. The study was guided by three research questions and three 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. A sample of 138 principals, 137 vice principals and 1656 teachers were selected through stratified random sampling technique. The instrument for data collection was a researcher designed questionnaire titled “Acceptability of MFS on Principals for School Improvement (AMSFPSI). The instrument was validated by three experts in the Faculty of Education. The reliability of the instrument was determined using cronbach alpha method with overall coefficients of 0.93. The researcher was assisted by five research assistants in collecting data. Mean and standard deviation scores were 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 finding shows 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 adopted that MSF should serve only six out of the ten stated MSF goals for school improvement. Based on the findings of the study, it was recommended among other things that the Anambra state government should consider establishing the use of MSF on principals as it is accepted as being relevant to principals for 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.


Acceptability, Multi-Source Feedback, Management, and Principals

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