Relationship between principals’ involvement of stakeholders in strategic management practices and students’ performance at KCSE in Murang’a County, Kenya
Ann Nyambura K, Jeremiah M Kalai, Tanui Edward Kiptabut
Globally, strategic management in educational institutions have focused largely on the formulation of strategic plans with little attention being directed towards the relationship between strategic management practices and learning outcomes, hence the need for this study. However, studies on the effects of strategic management practices on students’ performance at the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) are not exhaustive. Therefore, this study sought to determine the relationship between involvement of stakeholders in strategic management practices and students’ performance at KCSE in Murang’a County, Kenya. The study adopted a descriptive survey research design and by use of stratified proportionate sampling, a sample of 50 principals and 150 heads of departments from 250 public secondary schools in Murang’a County were obtained. Research instruments included questionnaires for principals and heads of departments of which the response rate was 100 per cent whereas observation schedule was used by the researcher with a response rate of 98.0%. Nominal data, frequencies and averages, were analyzed with the use of descriptive and inferential statistics which included means and percentages. The inferential statistics used in data analysis included Pearson correlation coefficient. The study established that principals’ Stakeholders involvement in schools' strategic management practices in students’ learning had a statistically significant relationship with students’ academic performance at Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education. There was a statistically significant relationship between Stakeholders involvement and performance. The study suggested further research on relationship between other different education key Players strategic management practices and students’ performance in other different education level. All these would contribute towards achieving the goals and objectives of strategic management practices.