PERSONAL VALUE ORIENTATION OF SOCIAL EDUCATORS AND PERCEIVED ATTITUDE TOWARD THE TEACHING OF VALUES EDUCATION IN CROSS RIVER STATE, NIGERIA.
This study investigated personal value orientation of Social Educators and perceived attitude toward the teaching of values education in Cross River State, Nigeria. One research question was formulated and converted into a statement of hypothesis. Literature review was carried out based on the variable under study. Survey research design was used in the study. Purposive sampling technique was used in selecting the 136 respondents sampled for the study. A validated 15 items four point likert scale questionnaire was the instrument used for data collection. The reliability estimate of the instrument was 0.79 using Cronbach Alpha reliability method. Data was analyzed using simple linear regression. The result of the study revealed that there is a weak influence of personal value orientation of social educators on perceived attitude toward the teaching of values education. It was recommended that Effective psychological counseling and guidance should be provided in secondary schools and to resolve any value conflicts that teachers may have.