Abstract or Introduction
The study sought to investigate how infrastructural challenges influence students’ academic performance. Specifically, to describe the challenges encountered by school heads on improving school infrastructure for academic performance in rural public secondary schools in Iringa District. The research used a mixed approach and convergent parallel research design. Maslow's theory of hierarchy of needs developed by Abraham Maslow in 1943 was employed to underpin the study.
The study used a combination of probability and non-probability through simple random sampling and purposive sampling techniques, respectively, to select the respondents. The data was collected through questionnaires, interviews and observation. The analysis for quantitative data was done using descriptive statistics, with the aid of Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS) version 21, while qualitative data was coded and categories through thematic analysis.
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- Prospery Mwila (Author), 2021, Infrastructural Challenges Influencing Academic Performance in Rural Public Secondary Schools, Munich, GRIN Verlag, https://www.grin.com/document/1250182