By Dr Essien E. Essien & Pauline Cletus Njok
This study investigated school environment and teachers’ job performance in social studies in Cross River State, Nigeria. One research question and one hypothesis were used to guide the study. The population of the study consisted of 280 Social Studies teachers in public secondary schools in Cross River State, Nigeria. The sample comprised of 280 Social Studies teachers in the state of which each school was represented by at least a teacher. Teachers’ Job Performance in Social Studies Questionnaire (TJPSOSQ) which had two sections (A&B) was used for data collection. The instrument was validated by 3 experts in Measurement and Evaluation in the University of Calabar. Cronbach alpha reliability was used for ascertaining the reliability coefficient which yielded 0.74-0.89. Data obtained were coded and analyzed with Pearson Product Moment Coefficient using SPSS. The result showed a significant relationship between school location and teachers’ job performance in Social Studies in public secondary schools in Cross River State, Nigeria. From the findings, it was recommended that Government should endeavour to create good and access roads in rural areas especially at places were schools are located in order to boost the working conditions of teachers in rural settings.