Multivariate Analysis of Students’ Perception of the Impact of Lecturers’ Ranks on their Performance at the Faculty of Mathematical Sciences, University for Development Studies-Navrongo, Ghana

  •  Faustina Nyame    
  •  Ibrahim Alhassan    
  •  Abukari Alhassan    


This paper examines students’ perception of the impact of lecturers’ ranks on their performance across departments in the Faculty of Mathematical Sciences (FMS) of the University for Development Studies (UDS), Navrongo Campus. The study used a self-designed structured questionnaire administered to 160 respondents (students) of the Faculty. All the 160 questionnaires were retrieved, which represents 100% response rate. The data were analyzed using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) version 25.0 for windows. Multivariate Analysis of Variance (MANOVA) results showed that (at P<0.05) Senior Lecturers received higher ratings followed by Lecturers and then Assistant Lecturers, indicating that the ranks of Teaching Staff significantly influenced their performance across the various departments of the Faculty. Recommendations and implications for management of Higher Institutions of Learning (HIL) have been discussed. The paper contributes to the literature in the area of supervision and evaluation of the performance of teaching staff in the HIL context.

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  • Issn(Print): 1925-4741
  • Issn(Onlne): 1925-475X
  • Started: 2011
  • Frequency: quarterly

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