Journal of Educational Leadership in Action


The study was a correlation research design that investigated relationship between internal school crisis and university effectiveness in Nigeria. The target population was academic staff of three universities in a Nigerian State from which a sample of 611 academic staff was chosen using a stratified sampling technique. The instrument tagged “Internal School Crisis and University Effectiveness Questionnaire (ISCUEQ)” was adopted to collect data. Test-retest method reliability test was carried out to obtain reliability coefficient of 0.72. Mean, standard deviation, and Pearson product moment statistics were used to analyze data at 0.05 significant level. The finding revealed, among others, a significant relationship between staff/management Crisis and university effectiveness while Interpersonal crisis among staff was not significantly related with university effectiveness. It was recommended that the Nigerian government should fulfill every agreement entered into with workers union and the university administration should allow staff unions to operate on campus.


Dr. Abdulganiyu Adebayo Tijani possesses BS in Economics, Post Graduate Diploma in Education, and MEd and PhD in Educational Management. He has taught at different levels of education in Nigeria and is presently a lecturer at the department of Educational management, University of Ilorin, Nigeria. He is a member of Nigerian Association of Educational Administration and Planning (NAEAP, an affiliate of Commonwealth Council of Educational Administration and Management). He has many national and international publications to his credit.

Dr. Stephen Olufemi Afolabi, the principal investigator, is a Senior Lecturer and Specialist in educational management and Leadership at Kwara State University, Malete Nigeria. He has attended many international conferences including the 2nd Chicago International Conference on Education jointly sponsored by the School Concept and Lindenwood University held at Sheraton Hotel Tower, Chicago- Illinois, USA between 22nd and 23rd May 2014, where he was awarded best paper presentation.

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