ORGANIZATIONAL JUSTICE AS A CORRELATE OF TEACHERS’ ENGAGEMENT IN PUBLIC SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN ANAMBRA STATE

  • Thompson, Chidinma Chinenye Department of Educational Management and Policy, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria.
  • Glad O. Unachukwu Department of Educational Management and Policy, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria
Keywords: organizational justice, distributive justice, procedural justice, engagement

Abstract

This study investigated organizational justice as a correlate of teachers’ engagement in public secondary schools in Anambra State. It adopted a correlational research design. Two research questions guided the study and two hypotheses were tested at a 0.05 level of significance. Out of a population of 4,947 teachers in the 263 public secondary schools in the State, a sample of 989 teachers was drawn using proportionate stratified and simple random sampling techniques. Two structured questionnaires developed by the researcher titled: “Organizational Justice Questionnaire” (OJQ) and Engagement Questionnaire (EEQ) were used for data collection. The instrument was validated by experts in Educational Management and Measurement and Evaluation. Cronbach’s Alpha reliability statistics were used to determine the internal consistency of the instrument and this yielded a coefficient value of 0.75 and 0.80 respectively. The researcher with the aid of three research assistants administered a total of 989 copies of the questionnaires to the respondents. Out of this number, 951 copies representing 97% were completed, successfully retrieved, and used for data analysis. Data relating to both the research questions and hypotheses were analyzed using Pearson Product Moment Correlation. The results of the findings revealed that there is a significantly high positive correlation between teachers’ perceived distributive and procedural justice and their engagement in public secondary schools in Anambra State. Based on the findings, it was recommended among others that the management of public secondary schools in Anambra State should initiate, encourage and foster the practice of both distributive and procedural justice in their schools for improved teacher engagement. Implications of the study were drawn and conclusions were made.

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Published
2022-01-29
How to Cite
Chidinma Chinenye, T., & O. Unachukwu, G. (2022). ORGANIZATIONAL JUSTICE AS A CORRELATE OF TEACHERS’ ENGAGEMENT IN PUBLIC SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN ANAMBRA STATE. GPH-International Journal of Educational Research, 5(01), 23-33. Retrieved from http://gphjournal.org/index.php/er/article/view/543