ORGANISATIONAL FACTORS AS CORRELATES OF CAREER DEVELOPMENT AMONG CIVILIAN TEACHERS IN COMMAND SECONDARY SCHOOLS
TOWARDS A POLITICAL EMANCIPATION
Keywords:Career Management, career development, civilian teachers, command secondary schools
Career Management has strong implications for individuals, employers and governments and served as a means for socioeconomic and political empowerment which in other words signifies political emancipation hence, the need to investigate factors that influenced career development among civilian teachers in command secondary schools. Therefore, this study investigated organisational factors as correlates of career development among civilian teachers in command secondary schools towards a political emancipation. Super’s life-space theory of career development and career development models was adapted in this study. The study adopted the correlational survey design and focused on civilian teachers in Command Secondary Schools, Nigeria. A sample size of 306 civilian teachers was drawn from the population of 1454 civilian teachers in the Command Secondary Schools in Nigeria, but 241 questionnaires were retrieved. The regression analysis and the analysis of variance were used to analyse data obtained from the field in this study at 0.05 level of significance. The findings of the study revealed that both the management and administrative structures are very important factors that influenced career development among civilian teachers in the Nigeria Command Secondary Schools. The study recommended that Nigeria Command Secondary Schools should provide better management and administrative structures that inculcated the civilian teachers into the system to be able to partake in higher career levels in the schools. This could lead to a higher socioeconomic and political emancipation towards encouraging them for higher career attainments. It will also enhance the achievements of goals of the Nigeria Command Secondary Schools towards better teachers and school performance.