School Type and Affective Characteristics of Teachers in Private and Public Secondary Schools in Cross River State, Nigeria

By Peter Unoh Bassey, Francis Ogodo, Anne Emmanuel Omori and Isah Adamu.

Published by The International Journal of Diversity in Education

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This study investigated the influence of school type on teachers' affective characteristics in Cross River State, Nigeria. Survey data collected from 720 teachers in the eighteen local government areas of the state were used in the study. The independent t-test statistic was used in the analysis and tested at .05 level of significance. The result of data analysis indicated that school type significantly influences teachers’ affective characteristics. Particularly with respect to values orientation and needs satisfaction and non-significant with respect to work attitude and motivation. Based on the findings, it was recommended that if the public school teachers must give in their best, it is of necessity that their welfare as well as society’s perception of them should change as this will provide them the platform to perform at their utmost compared with their private school counterparts.

Keywords: School Type, Teachers' Affective Characteristics

The International Journal of Diversity in Education, Volume 12, Issue 3, pp.53-62. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 330.859KB).

Peter Unoh Bassey

Educational Psychology, University of Calabar, Calabar, Cross River, Nigeria

I have taught Psychology for more than 8 years and a Ph.D holder in Educational Psychology. I’m a member of Counselling Association of Nigeria as well Psychological Association of Nigeria.

Francis Ogodo

Lecturer, Educational Foundations, University of Calabar, Calabar, Cross River, Nigeria

A lecturer in the department of educational foundations with interest in educational sociology and related issues that affect classroom learning.

Anne Emmanuel Omori

Assisstant Research Fellow, Institute of Education, University of Calabar, Calabar, Cross River, Nigeria

An academic staff of the university of Calabar, with the responsibility of advancing knowledge through research and dissemination of knowledge through teaching. A master degree holder with specialization in industrial education from University of Ibadan and currently a Ph.D student in the same university. Much interested in gender, human resource development, environmental issues, and literacy.

Isah Adamu

Research Assistant, Institute of Education, University of Calabar, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria

Dissemination of knowledge through teaching and advancement of knowledge through research. Holds Bachelor of Education with specialization in Adult Education/community development, currently a postgraduate student with the University of Calabar.