IMPACT OF DISCIPLINE ON INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS AMONG STAKEHOLDERS IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS
This study examined the Impact of Discipline on Interpersonal Relationships in Secondary Schools in Kaduna state, Nigeria. For the purpose of this research, six research objectives were set to include; examine the impact of discipline on interpersonal relationships between the principals and teachers, between the teachers and students, interpersonal relationships among the teachers, between the students and the school management, between the school and members of community and interpersonal relationships between the principals and non-teaching staff. Also, research questions and research hypotheses were formulated in line with the objectives of the study. The population of the study involved 54 principals, 2,532 teachers, 4,731 students and 1,392 nonteaching staff. However, a total of 14 principal, 70 teachers, 140 students and 63 non-teaching staff were served as a sample of study. Survey research design was adopted for the study and data were collected using a self constructed questionnaire. The validity of the instrument was determined through vetting of the content by experts in Educational Administration. The reliability coefficient was obtained at 0.77 using Cronbach’s Alpha statiscial technique. The data collected were presented by the use of frequency and percentages. The formulated hypotheses of the research were tested using Analysis of Variance and hypotheses were tested at 0.05 level of significance. The findings revealed among others that maintenance of proper discipline in schools often leads to good interpersonal relationships, just as they also believed that adequate attention to school work by students commands respect from the school management. Based on the findings, it was recommended among others that proper discipline should be maintained in schools so as to build good interpersonal relationships between the principals and teachers. Likewise, students should be encouraged to pay more attention to school work since when properly carried out constitute good discipline and build worthy interpersonal relationship between students and the school management.