This research principally examined gender variables and human resources management among male and female public secondary school principals in Delta State, Nigeria. The study was based on descriptive survey method which adopted the ex-post facto design. The population comprise 9361 teachers drawn from the 466 public secondary schools in Delta State. 936 teachers, representing 10% of the teachers, was the sample size using stratified random sampling technique with consideration to local government areas and senatorial districts in Delta State. The main instrument used, was a self, constructed questionnaire titled “gender variables and secondary school principals’ human resources management questionnaire (GVSSPHRMQ). The face and content validity was ascertained. The researcher employed the services of four well instructed field assistants to facilitate the process of data distribution and retrieval. Out of the 936 questionnaire administered, 934 were returned correctly filled. The data were analyzed using descriptive statistics of mean scores and standard deviation for the research questions, while the t-test statistical tool was used to test the stated hypotheses of 0.05 level of significance. The acceptance and rejection bench mark for the mean was; 0-2.50 and 0-2.49 respectively. The findings which emerged include; the extent of some indices of gender variables on effective human resource management, among male and female public secondary school principals in Delta State and there was no significant difference between male and female secondary school principals’ view on the administrative task areas, and gender variables influence in the management of human resources among public secondary school principals in Delta State, Nigeria.
Keywords: Human Resources, Gender Variables, Management, Stero-typing and Cultural Differentiation