Volume 4, Issue 2, March 2015, Page: 69-81
Financial Supervision and Staff Motivation as Institutional Variables for Predicting Agricultural Education Lecturers’ Teaching Effectiveness in Nigeria Universities
Camilus Bassey Ben, Agricultural Education Unit, Department of Vocational Education, University of Calabar, Calabar, Nigeria
Received: Feb. 10, 2015;       Accepted: Feb. 27, 2015;       Published: Mar. 17, 2015
DOI: 10.11648/j.edu.20150402.14      View  2729      Downloads  164
Abstract
This study was conducted to determine the extent to which institutional variables of financial supervision and staff motivation predict teaching effectiveness of Agricultural Education lecturers in Nigerian universities. Four null hypotheses were formulated on the basis of the independent variables of financial supervision, motivation, nature of teaching and the combined effect of the institutional variables respectively to guide the study. A 45-item questionnaire was structured to obtain data for the study. A survey research design was adopted for the study. A sample of 68 Agricultural Education lecturers was selected for the study using stratified sampling technique. The Pearson Product Movement Correlation and multiple regressions were the statistics used in data analysis. The results of the study revealed among others, that teaching effectiveness of Agricultural Education lecturers in Nigerian universities was significantly higher with respect to teachers’ self-control, classroom design techniques, teaching of appropriate behaviour and student-teacher relationship. Also, the combined effect of institutional variables of financial management supervision, staff motivation, and student teacher – relationship were significant predictors of Agricultural Education lecturers’ teaching effectiveness. It was recommended among others that the Nigerian Government and university administration should provide appropriate motivation and adequate funds for Agricultural Education programmes.
Keywords
Institutional Variables, Teaching Effectiveness, Motivation, Agricultural Education Lecturer, Agricultural Education, Financial Supervision, Nigerian Universities
To cite this article
Camilus Bassey Ben, Financial Supervision and Staff Motivation as Institutional Variables for Predicting Agricultural Education Lecturers’ Teaching Effectiveness in Nigeria Universities, Education Journal. Vol. 4, No. 2, 2015, pp. 69-81. doi: 10.11648/j.edu.20150402.14
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