n IFE PsychologIA : An International Journal - Self-efficacy as predictor of job performance of public secondary school teachers in Osun State

Volume 19, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1117-1421



The study investigated the level of job performance and self-efficacy of public secondary school teachers in Osun State. It also examined self-efficacy as a predictor of teachers' job performance with a view to enhancing job productivity.The study adopted survey design. The population consisted of public secondary school teachers in Osun State. Fifteen public secondary schools were purposively selected from three randomly selected Local Government Areas (LGAs) of the state out of which 574 teachers and Heads of Departments (H.O.Ds) were selected. The teachers were selected randomly, while all the HODs participated in the study. Two research instruments were used for data collection. These are "Teachers Efficacy Scale" (TES) and "Job Performance Scale" (JPS). The TES elicited information on teachers' ability to influence students' learning, ability to enlist parental support, persistence and resilience. The JPS contained items that measured teachers' job performance. The instruments were subjected to test-retest reliability with coefficients of 0.88 for TES and 0.81 for JPS. Data were analyzed using percentages, correlation and linear regression analysis.

The results showed that 95% of the teachers were rated low on job performance while 90.4% were rated low on self-efficacy. The study further revealed that there were significant correlations between job performance and self-efficacy (r = .849 p < .05). The results also showed that self-efficacy significantly predicted job performance (R = .721, F = 1477.214; p < .05). The study concluded that teachers would perform very well on their jobs if they have high self-efficacy.

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