TEACHERSâ€™ TIME MANAGEMENT BEHAVIOURS AS CORRALATES OF THEIR JOB PERFORMANCE IN LAGOS STATE PUBLIC SECONDARY SCHOOLS
Keywords:Time Management, Job performance, Planning, Monitoring, Supervision
Teachers are invaluable resources in the school system. They dictate the extent of the goal attainment in school. Consequently, non-attainment of the objectives of the school as a result of ineffective use of time has a significant effect on the achievement of overall educational objectives. The study therefore investigated the extent of relationship between time management behaviour and teachersâ€™ job performance in Lagos State public secondary schools. The study examined the teacherâ€™s time management behaviour such as monitoring behaviour, planning behavior, and time assessment behaviour. The correlational research design was adopted for the study. The multi-stage sampling technique was used to select 400 participants out of 3,527 teachersâ€™ in Education District II, Lagos State. A 20-item self-structured instrument was used to obtain data for this study. Three hypotheses guided the study and the Pearson's Product Moment Correlation (PPMC) was used to test the stated hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance. The findings showed that there was a significant relationship between all the indices of time management behaviour and job performance of teachersâ€™. Based on this, the study recommends among others that: teachers should be regularly trained on efficient time management techniques in order to improve their job performance; time management should also be included as a compulsory course in educational management, and school administrators should ensure that teachers adhere to time allotment for school activities through proper and adequate supervision and monitoring.