Turnover Causation Amongst High School Teachers in Nigeria

Ajayi, Stephen O. and Olatunji, Oluwole A. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9726-4218 (2019) Turnover Causation Amongst High School Teachers in Nigeria. Africa Education Review, 16 (2). pp. 1-15. ISSN 1814-6627


Four theoretical frameworks were used to explore causations of turnover amongst high school teachers in Nigeria: (1) teachers’ personal health, (2) work–family life, (3) job satisfaction, and (4) actual turnover intention. Quantitative data were obtained from 925 public high school teachers in Ogun State, South-Western Nigeria. Cronbach's Alpha reliability procedure, regression modelling and t-test were used to analyse a total of 96 causations of turnover. Ad hoc analysis returned an Alpha value of 0.78. However, this improved to 0.93 when the causation factors were reduced to 64–those with highest item-rest and item total correlations. The findings showed that job (dis)satisfaction, personal health and work– family life conflict are prominent amongst the issues that trigger the intention of Nigerian high school teachers to quit their jobs voluntarily. Insights from the findings will help funding administrators in prioritising strategic decisions around mitigating turnover.

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Date Deposited: 04 May 2022 03:16
Last Modified: 31 May 2022 02:52
Uncontrolled Keywords: educational management; high school; Nigeria; turnover
Fields of Research (2020): 33 BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN > 3302 Building > 330299 Building not elsewhere classified
33 BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN > 3302 Building > 330207 Quantity surveying
33 BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN > 3302 Building > 330203 Building industry studies
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 12 CONSTRUCTION > 1299 Other construction > 129999 Other construction not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/18146627.2016.1224602
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/48057

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