ENGLISH 1 EFFECT OF HEAD TEACHER’S PROFESSIONAL SKILLS ON THE PERFORMANCE OF SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHERS AND STUDENTS
Keywords:Head teacher’s professional skills, students’ performance, teachers’ performance, results, inferential statistics, impact of competency, professional motivation
Performance of secondary school students and teachers has been associated with that of head teachers in the public schools in the province of Baluchistan. Poor students’ results and lack of teacher’s professional motivation in school settings have also been linked with the head teachers’ competency to run the secondary schools’ administrative and academic affairs. This study was conducted to determine the impact of head teacher’s competencies on academic performance of public secondary school teachers and students in the context of Baluchistan province of Pakistan. The study aimed to identify the demographic profile of the student-respondents as to age, gender, monthly family income and parental presence; their academic behavior; their academic performance; and the relationship between the demographic profile, academic behavior and academic performance. The study comprised descriptive and inferential statistics along with the other professional and integral qualitative paradigms for data analysis. Correlational analysis formed part of the analysis too. A sample of n= 384 student-respondents along with n= 9 teacher-respondents participated in the study. The tools used in gathering the data included the survey questionnaire containing questions about demographic profile and the Likert Scale. The statistical treatments of the data included frequency, percentage, mean, range, Likert Scale, Pearson correlation coefficient, and other inferential techniques. Consent letters were sent to the respondent through official protocol and the guidance in the APA 6th manual. Stratified random sampling was used for collecting data and subsequent analysis using SPAA V.24. Questionnaire, interviews and observations were also part of the study. The data and test of hypotheses revealed the fact that head teachers’ performance affects the performance of secondary school teachers and students directly. Effective head teachers help build not only academic rapport with the stakeholders such as parents, students and teachers, but they also administer their task more effectively with a culture of collegiality.