Journal of Pedagogical Sociology and Psychology
A structural equation model of principals’ communication patterns, funds management and school-community relationship
Valentine Joseph Owan 1 * , John Ekpenyong Asuquo 1, Michael E. Asuquo 1
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1 Department of Educational Management, University of Calabar, Nigeria
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Journal of Pedagogical Sociology and Psychology, 2021 - Volume 3 Issue 1, pp. 1-18
https://doi.org/10.33902/JPSP.2020364435

Article Type: Research Article

Published Online: 05 Nov 2020

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ABSTRACT
Recent studies tend to explain the importance of communication in the organisation as well as prescribing the most commonly practised techniques adopted by school managers. Studies on financial management are quite limited with the available ones suggesting that poor financial management is a source of conflict between school leaders and host communities. Little seems to be known on the connection between principals’ communication patterns and funds’ management as predictors of school-community relationship. This study builds on existing studies and appears to be the first to assess the linkages between principals’ communication patterns, fund management practices and school-community relationship based on empirical rather than subjective data. A structural modelling approach was adopted to examine the nexus using quantitative primary data obtained from a random sample of 2108 respondents. A questionnaire which was designed and validated by the researchers served as the data collection device. Collected data were subjected to Exploratory and Confirmatory Factor Analyses, as well as Multiple Regression Analysis.  Findings revealed various significant communication, funds management and school-community relationship practices that are available for adoption. However, it was found that the extent to which principals utilised such practices were below expected minimum standards. It was also found that there were no significant partial and composite effects of principals’ communication and funds management practices on school-community relationship (SCR). Based on these results, relevant theoretical, policy and practical implications are discussed.
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In-text citation: (Owan et al., 2021)
Reference: Owan, V. J., Asuquo, J. E., & Asuquo, M. E. (2021). A structural equation model of principals’ communication patterns, funds management and school-community relationship. Journal of Pedagogical Sociology and Psychology, 3(1), 1-18. https://doi.org/10.33902/JPSP.2020364435
In-text citation: (1), (2), (3), etc.
Reference: Owan VJ, Asuquo JE, Asuquo ME. A structural equation model of principals’ communication patterns, funds management and school-community relationship. Journal of Pedagogical Sociology and Psychology. 2021;3(1), 1-18. https://doi.org/10.33902/JPSP.2020364435
In-text citation: (1), (2), (3), etc.
Reference: Owan VJ, Asuquo JE, Asuquo ME. A structural equation model of principals’ communication patterns, funds management and school-community relationship. Journal of Pedagogical Sociology and Psychology. 2021;3(1):1-18. https://doi.org/10.33902/JPSP.2020364435
In-text citation: (Owan et al., 2021)
Reference: Owan, Valentine Joseph, John Ekpenyong Asuquo, and Michael E. Asuquo. "A structural equation model of principals’ communication patterns, funds management and school-community relationship". Journal of Pedagogical Sociology and Psychology 2021 3 no. 1 (2021): 1-18. https://doi.org/10.33902/JPSP.2020364435
In-text citation: (Owan et al., 2021)
Reference: Owan, V. J., Asuquo, J. E., and Asuquo, M. E. (2021). A structural equation model of principals’ communication patterns, funds management and school-community relationship. Journal of Pedagogical Sociology and Psychology, 3(1), pp. 1-18. https://doi.org/10.33902/JPSP.2020364435
In-text citation: (Owan et al., 2021)
Reference: Owan, Valentine Joseph et al. "A structural equation model of principals’ communication patterns, funds management and school-community relationship". Journal of Pedagogical Sociology and Psychology, vol. 3, no. 1, 2021, pp. 1-18. https://doi.org/10.33902/JPSP.2020364435
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