Does alignment of resources to strategic goal affect performance of public secondary schools? The case of public secondary schools in koibatek sub-county, Kenya
Paul Kipkemoi Komen, Dr. Simon Kibet Kipchumba
Strategic leadership shapes the formation of strategic intent which influences successful strategic practices in an organization. The aim of the study was to find out whether alignment of resources to strategic goal affects performance of public secondary schools, the Case of Public Secondary Schools in Koibatek Sub-County, Kenya. The study adopted descriptive research design which tested variables the way they occur in natural environment without interfering with them. Purpose sampling informed the selection of Koibatek sub-county for this study because of below average school performance. The study used purposive sampling method to settle on utilizing principals for this study being in the pinnacle of strategic leadership and who are therefore believed to be reliable to this study (Kombo and Tromp, 2006). The study targeted the thirty five schools' principals of the public secondary schools in Koibatek Sub-County as the target population. The study collected primary data from the respondents using structured questionnaire. Regression model was used to establish the alignment of school resources to strategic goal on schools’ performance. The study established that alignment of resources to strategic goal had no influence on public secondary school performance. When principals’ level of education was introduced in the regression model, it accelerated the relationship between school resources alignment to goals. When principals’ experience was introduced in the regression model it did not change the relationship between alignment of resources to strategic goal and schools performance of public secondary schools in Koibatek Sub-County except strategic direction element.