M. C. Uzoigwe, O. Chuktu & I. Eton
This study investigated transformational leadership practices as predictors of public secondary school goals’ achievement in Cross River State, Nigeria. Survey research design was adopted and two research questions with two hypotheses were formulated to guide the study. A total of 264 school administrators were used for the study through census approach. A validated instrument by two experts in Measurement and Evaluation in the University of Calabar titled “Transformational Leadership Practices and Secondary School Goals’ Achievement Scale” (TLPSSGAS) was used for data collection. The instrument was administered on 60 school administrators for reliability study. Using Cronbach alpha reliability for analysis, the reliability coefficient of 0.78 was obtained. The data gathered were analysed using simple linear regression statistics. Findings revealed that inspirational motivation and intellectual stimulation significantly predicted public secondary schools’ goals’ achievement. The researchers concluded that inspirational motivation and intellectual stimulation were significant predictors of public secondary school goals’ achievement in Cross River State. It was recommended that the school administrators should provide an ideal learning environment for integrating transformational leadership practices in order to inspire and motivate teachers/students to work towards the achievement of secondary schools goals in Cross River State of Nigeria.