Dimensions of Personality Traits and Innovative Behaviour of Private Secondary School Owners in Ogun East Senatorial District, Ogun State





innovative, behaviours, personality traits, school owners, private schools


This study examined the dimensions of personality traits and innovative behaviour of Private secondary school owners / managers in Ogun East Senatorial District, Ogun State. A survey research design was adopted for the study. The sample comprised of three hundred respondents. Random and purposive sampling techniques were employed to select the sample. The results revealed that the dimensions of personality traits - Openness to experience, conscientiousness, extraversion and agreeableness had influence on innovative behaviour of private school owners; there was no significant influence of neuroticism as dimension of personality traits on innovative behaviour of respondent. Based on the findings of the study, the following recommendations among others were made. Private school owners should improve on their personality traits and attitude towards innovative behaviour and the Ministry of Education and Association of Private School Owners should constantly be organizing workshops and seminars on how school owners can channel their personality traits towards boosting their innovative behaviour in order to meet up with their objectives.

Author Biographies

Subuola C. Abosede, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye

Department of Educational Management and Business Studies,

Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State, Nigeria

Ajani Safurat T., Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education, Oto/Ijanikin, Lagos State

Business Education Department, School of Vocational and Technical Education,




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How to Cite

Abosede, S. C., Bukki, A., Safrurat, A., & Iheanyichukwu, T. (2022). Dimensions of Personality Traits and Innovative Behaviour of Private Secondary School Owners in Ogun East Senatorial District, Ogun State. Interdisciplinary Journal of Education, 5(1), 10–24. https://doi.org/10.53449/ije.v5i1.71