Personnel Job Security and Teachers’ Retention in Private Secondary Schools in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria
Keywords:Personnel, Job security, Secondary school, Teachers’ retention.
The study investigated job security and teachers’ retention in private secondary schools in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. One (1) research objective was raised and translated into a research question and hypothesis. The study adopted ex-post facto correlational research design. The target population consisted of 4735 teachers in all the private secondary schools. The sample of the study was 835 teachers selected using multistage sampling and simple random sampling techniques which shows 439 females and 396 males. The instrument used was Personnel Job Security and Teachers’ Retention Questionnaire (PJSTRQ). The data were analysed using Pearson Product Moment Correlation. The null hypothesis was tested at .05 level of significance. The result revealed positive significant relationship between job security and teachers’ retention. Based on the finding of the study, it was recommended among other things that conditions of service for staff be enacted while improved working environment be considered a priority by the proprietors of the private schools.