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IJSTR >> Volume 2- Issue 7, July 2013 Edition



International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

Website: http://www.ijstr.org

ISSN 2277-8616



Impacts Of School Managers' Interpersonal Skills On Academic Performance In Public Primary

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AUTHOR(S)

Benjamin K. Bii, Dr. Joseph K. Lelan, Dr. Emily Sitienei, Too Chepkoech Joyce, Jonah Kipsang Kiptum

 

KEYWORDS

Key Terms: Impact, Interpersonal Skills, academic performance, public primary schools

 

ABSTRACT

Abstract: School managers or head teachers have the responsibility to lead their schools to high achievement for all students. In the society's perception, a successful and excellent school is most likely to be associated with an equally successful head teacher. The study was based on descriptive survey research design. The population of the study included 85 public primary schools, 641 teachers and 85 head teachers from Kesses Division. In this study, stratified sampling was used to categorize schools according to the zones. Simple random sampling was then used to select schools that were represented in the sample and also teachers who formed the actual sample size. The study used 99 teachers as study respondents. Questionnaire was used for data collection. Analysis and interpretation of the data was done using both qualitative and quantitative methods. Quantitative data was analyzed using descriptive statistics with the help of Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS) computer program where output in terms of means, percentages and frequencies were obtained and used for interpretation. The study found that head teachers' interpersonal skills affect academic performance in public primary schools. The study recommends that there is need for the government to ensure that head teachers are adequately trained on interpersonal skills such as communication in order to create conducive learning atmosphere.

 

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