School Management Functions and Students’ Academic Performance Nexus: An Empirical Evidence From Public Senior High School in Ashanti Region of Ghana

Abstract

In every aspect of life, management has become a crosscutting tool and the axis of performance. There is a broad and ongoing discussion in our academic institutions about the impact of effective management on academic performance. This study, therefore, sought to analyze the effects of school management functions on the likelihood to enhance the academic performance of students in Public SHSs in Ghana. The study used Teacher Professional Development, monitoring, and evaluation, Provision of Infrastructure outcomes, Teachers Input, Student Input, P.T.A support and Parental Involvement as variables measuring school management functions. In this study, the descriptive research design was adopted and data of 480 respondents were collected through a questionnaire survey for analysis. With the application of logistic regression analysis as the main statistical tool, the study based on Wald test values, p-values and odds ratio values identified Teacher professional development, Monitoring and evaluation, Provision of infrastructure, Teachers input, Students effort, PTA support, and Parental involvement as school management functions that significantly contributes to the likelihood (probability) of enhancing students’ academic performance. The study recommended that school management functions with the exception of democratic management should be intensified in various public SHSs so as to enhance students’ academic performance. 



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Blessing Dwumah Manu, Jiangsu University, China
Feng Ying, Jiangsu University, China
Daniel Oduro, Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), Ghana

Paper Information
Conference: IICEHawaii2021
Stream: Educational policy

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