PRINCIPALS’ APPLICATION OF INSPIRATIONAL MOTIVATION FOR IMPROVING TEACHERS’ JOB COMMITMENT IN PUBLIC SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN AWKA SOUTH, ANAMBRA STATE
There seems to be absenteeism, lateness to school among some teachers. These challenges may be traceable to principals’ non practice of inspirational motivation. This makes it imperative to investigate the principals’ application of inspirational motivation for improving teachers’ job commitment in secondary schools in Awka South, Anambra State. Three research questions guided the study
and 3 hypotheses formulated. The descriptive survey research design was adopted. The simple random sampling technique was used to select a sample of 339 respondents, 18 principals and 321 teachers from the population of 18 principals and 642 teachers of the 18 public secondary schools in Awka South. A questionnaire was used to collect data for the study. Data were analyzed using simple mean and standard deviation. Results showed that principals ‘cooperation with teachers are minimal. Results also showed that teachers disagree against principals ‘agree on principals’ recommendation of teachers for professional training. It was recommeded that more opportunities should be given to teachers for professional training. To achieve this, government and educational administrators should allocate adequate funds to this sort.