Abstract

This study investigated the influence of community participation in decision-making on the administration of public secondary schools in Benue State. One research question and null hypothesis guided the study. The study used the survey research design. The population of the study was 4,536 while the sample was 368 respondents. Multi-stage sampling technique was used to determine the sample size of 368 respondents. The instrument for data collection was selfstructured questionnaire titled “Influence of Community Participation in Decision-making on the Administration of Public Secondary Schools Questionnaire” (ICPDAPSSQ)”. Five experts validated the instrument used for the study, three in Educational Administration and Planning, and two from Measurement and Evaluation, all from the Department of Educational Foundations and General Studies, University of Agriculture, Makurdi. The instrument was trial tested on 30 respondents in Buruku L.G.A of Benue state. The data collected were analyzed using Cronbach Alpha to compute the reliability estimate and the overall reliability coefficient of 0.77 was obtained. Mean and standard deviation were used to answer the research questions that guided the study, while Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) was used to test the null hypotheses formulated for the study at 0.05 level of significance.

How to Cite
OLUWADARE DEJI, Ogunbiyi. Influence of Community Participation in Decision-Making on the Administration of Public Secondary Schools in Benue State, Nigeria. Global Journal of Human-Social Science Research, [S.l.], nov. 2018. ISSN 2249-460X. Available at: <https://socialscienceresearch.org/index.php/GJHSS/article/view/2664>. Date accessed: 20 aug. 2019.