RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN MOTIVATIONAL PRACTICES AND JOB PERFORMANCE OF LIBRARIANS IN PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES IN SOUTH-EAST, NIGERIA

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RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN MOTIVATIONAL PRACTICES AND JOB PERFORMANCE OF LIBRARIANS IN PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES IN SOUTH-EAST, NIGERIA

RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN MOTIVATIONAL PRACTICES AND JOB PERFORMANCE OF LIBRARIANS IN PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES IN SOUTH-EAST, NIGERIA

Okeke, Mabel Nneka
Department of Library
National Open University of Nigeria

Abstract

The study investigated the relationship between motivational practices and job performance of librarians in public universities in south-east, Nigeria. Two research questions guided the study and two null hypotheses were tested at 0.05 level of significance. Correlational research design was used in carrying out the study. The population of the study consisted of all the librarians in public universities in south-east, Nigeria. A sample size of 104 librarians was drawn for the study using proportionate stratified random sampling technique. Two set of instruments titled “Motivational Practices Questionnaire (MPQ) and “librarians’ Job Performance Questionnaire (LJPQ)’’ were used for data collection. The instruments were subjected to face validation by three experts, two in the Department of Library, and a specialist in Measurement and Evaluation all from National Open University of Nigeria. The instruments were subjected to test of internal consistency using Cronbach alpha which yielded overall coefficient of 0.86 for MPQ and 0.81 for LJPQ. The researcher together with four research assistants administered copies of the questionnaires directly to the respondents and a 97 percent return rate of the instruments was recorded. Data were analyzed using Pearson Product Moment Correlation for the research questions, and simple regression for the hypotheses. The findings of the study revealed among others that there is a strong relationship between training practice and job performance of librarians in public universities in south-east, Nigeria. It was also reported that there is significant relationship between participatory decision-making practice and job performance of librarians in public universities in south-east, Nigeria. Based on the findings, it was recommended among others that University Management should organize annual training programmes for librarians to enable them upgrade their skills and knowledge for enhancing their job performance.

Keywords: Motivational practice, job performance. Librarians, Training, Decision-Making

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LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT AND EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE OF OIL SERVICE FIRMS IN RIVERS STATE.

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT AND EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE OF OIL SERVICE FIRMS IN RIVERS STATE.

FUBARA Boma Judith
Doctoral Student
Department of Management,
University of Port Harcourt,
Nigeria.
08060398494
bomafuby@gmail.com

B. Chima Onuoha (PhD)
Professor of Management
Department of Management,
University of Port Harcourt,
Nigeria.
Chimaonuoha2005@yahoo.co.uk

Abstract

This study examined leadership development strategies and employee workplace effectiveness of oil and gas companies in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. The study adopted the survey research design. A population of one hundred and forty-nine (149) employees which comprises of managers and supervisors were chosen for the study using convenience sampling techniques. Data for the study was collected using questionnaire and the analysis of the data collected was done using spearman rank order correlation coefficient. The findings of the study revealed that the dimensions of leadership development strategies (coaching, training and delegation) all significantly and positively related to employee workplace effectiveness. This implies that coaching, training and delegation all had direct relationship the performance of employees in the oil and gas companies. The study concluded that when there are appropriate leadership development strategies in an organization, it will enhance the level of employee effectiveness and performance in the workplace. The study recommended among other things that management of oil and gas companies should ensure that adequate attention is given to coaching, training, and delegation in order to ensure that performance of employees are improved and therefore translate into better performance for the organization.

Keywords: Leadership development, Coaching, Training, Delegation, Employee Performance.

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TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT: A PATHWAY TO QUALITY SERVICE DELIVERY

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