EXTERNALIZATION AND ORGANIZATIONAL RESILIENCE OF PRIVATE SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN RIVERS STATE
Keywords:Externalization, Tacit Knowledge, Organisational Resilience, Private Schools
The study examined the relationship between externalization and organizational resilience of private secondary schools in Rivers State. The cross-sectional explanatory survey research design was adopted for the study. The population of the study consisted of 494 Government-approved private secondary schools in Rivers State. A sample of 221 schools was obtained using the Taro Yamene formula. Through the selection of 3 administrative heads (principal and two vice principals) across sampled schools, a total of 663 school administrators served as respondents to the questionnaire administered. Out of 663 copies of the questionnaire administered, a total 570 copies were retrieved. Mean and standard deviation were used for univariate analysis; Pearson’s Product Moment Correlation Coefficient was used for bivariate analysis, while Partial Correlation was used for the multivariate analysis at 0.05 level of significance. The findings revealed a significant positive relationship between externalization and organizational resilience of Private Secondary Schools in Rivers State. The study concluded that tacit knowledge harnessing strategies are instrumental to organizational resilience of Private Secondary Schools in Rivers State. It was therefore, recommended among other things that Management of private secondary schools should provide a policy environment that will support the choice of unbiased and charismatic deputies as part of succession planning as well upgrade the technological capacity of their school and staff.