Research article of American Journal of Educational Research and Reviews
Teachers’ Perception of Guidance Counsellors’ Task Performance in Secondary Schools in Anambra State
EGENTI UJU. P. (Ph.D)
Department of Educational Foundations, Faculty of Education, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Igbariam Campus, Anambra State, Nigeria (Formerly Anambra State University, ULI)
This study investigated teachers’ perception of guidance counselors’ task performance in secondary schools in Anambra State. Four research questions guided the study. Three hypotheses were tested at 0.05 level of significance. Descriptive survey research design was adopted for the study. The population comprised 6,857 teachers from 257 public secondary schools in Anambra State. A sample of 685 was drawn using proportionate stratified random sampling techniques. Data was collected using a questionnaire of 30 items developed by the researcher and titled ‘’Teachers’ Perception of Guidance Counsellors Task Performance Questionnaire’’ (TPCTPQ) which was validated by experts. Internal consistency reliability index of 0.82 was obtained for the entire instrument using Cronbach’s alpha. Data analysis was done using mean and standard deviation for the research questions, while t-test was used to test the hypotheses. The finding reveals among others that Teachers’ Perception towards guidance counsellors Task Performance is high. Male and female teachers’ perception towards guidance counsellors’ tasks performance is high. Teachers in urban and rural areas perceive guidance counsellors’ tasks performance as being high. The study also found that teachers in urban and rural areas did not differ significantly in their perception of guidance counsellors’ task performance. Based on the findings of the study it was recommended among others that there is need to have professionally trained school counselors for effective delivery of guidance and counseling services in the schools. There is also need for sufficient facilities and finances for effective delivery of guidance and counseling tasks.
Keywords: Teachers’ Perception, Guidance Counsellors’ Task Performance, Secondary Schools, Anambra State
How to cite this article:
EGENTI UJU. P. Teachers’ Perception of Guidance Counsellors’ Task Performance in Secondary Schools in Anambra State. American Journal of Educational Research and Reviews, 2018,3:20. DOI: 10.28933/ajerr-2018-03-0901
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