A Comparative Study of Classroom management Skills of Male and Female Teachers in the Senior Secondary Schools Fools of Na Nakamte and Sire Towns

No Thumbnail Available



Journal Title

Journal ISSN

Volume Title


Addis Ababa University


The purpose of this study was to compare classroom management skills between male and female teachers. It was also attempted to assess the influence of certain variables namely teachers' job experience, age and attitude, and class size on classroom management skills. FivepOint observers' and students' ratings of teachers comprising various categories were used to assess teachers' managerial skills. The subjects included 18 purposely selected teachers (9 males and 9 females) and 360 randomly selected students taken from Darge and Sire Senior Secondary Schools, in East Wellega Zone. Furthermore, teachers' personal file, self-report inventory and structured interviews were used to obtain data pertaining to the independent variables considered in the study. The data were then analysed using a t-test, Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficient and multiple regression mode. The results of the analyses indicated that there is no significant difference between male and female teachers in over ali categories of classroom management skills at 0.01 level. However, when the categories are seenseparatly, female teachers were found to be sif;nificantly higher in the categories of communication and democratic leadership than their male counterparts. From the independent variables, teachers' attitude was found as a strong and positive predictor of classroom management skills regardless of sex. On the other hand, class size was found as a negative factor in teachers ' managerial skills. Based on the findings, possible recommendations were made.



A Comparative Study of Classroom management