Relationship of School Performance and Socio-Economic Status (SES) of School Heads
Keywords:Socio-economic status (SES), School Performance, School Management, Educational Finance, Educational Training
This study focused on the relationship of school performance and socio-economic status (SES) of school heads. The main objective of the study was to examine the relationship between financial status of the Heads on the performance of their schools. Research questions in this context were whether domestic matters and other socio-economic factors related to Heads have any relation to their school’s academic progress. In a survey research setting, a researcher made questionnaire containing 15 questions about Heads’ socio-economic background and 30 statements on a five-point Likert’s scale was administered to 60 randomly selected Heads of Secondary schools from District Vehari. Using the descriptive statistical techniques, data analysis showed that those schools having heads better socio-economic conditions could perform better. In the light of the findings, it is suggested that Heads of schools may be granted better financial assistance from the Govt. to enhance the performance of schools. Moreover, other logistic and training support to the Heads can also contribute to better academic performance of schools.
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