Development of Accountability Scale for Quality Education in Nigerian Secondary Schools

S. O. Bandele, S. A. Ajayi

Abstract


This study was on the development of accountability scale for quality education in Nigerian Secondary Schools. The work involved Construction and Validation of the accountability scale to measure variables such as quality of output, discipline, provision of infrastructure, resource utilization and human development in Nigerian Schools. The construction and the validation of the scale passed through three (3) stages and the number of samples used for the Stage 1, Stage 2 and the Final stage were 1,000, 300 and 1,500 respondents comprising students, teachers, parents, professionals, community members and secondary school administrators in the Public Secondary School, Inspectorate and Quality Assurance Divisions in the Ministry of Education. The characteristics of the final version of the scale were within the limit of acceptable validity and reliability coefficients of accountability scale. The scale has correlation coefficient of 0.420 validity which was established by Kerlinger (1979) convergent construct approach; and reliability established by Split-Half and Cronbach’s Alfa with 0.874 and 0.933 correlation coefficient.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2013.v4n3p695


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