Influence of Job Motivation on the Productivity of Librarians in Colleges of Education in Nigeria

G.A. Babalola, K.I.N. Nwalo


High productivity is of primary concern to the individuals, the management of any organisation and to the national economy at large. To achieve maximum productivity, management of all organisation, including college libraries have realised the need to accord high premium to the welfare of the employee. Several studies that have been carried out in librarianship have not fully addressed the issue of job motivation and the productivity of each librarian in colleges of education. The study, therefore, examined job motivation as it influenced the productivity of each librarian in colleges of education in Nigeria. The study adopted correlation research design. The population for the study comprises 63colleges of education libraries in Nigeria, 21 federal and 42 state and the 356 librarians that are found in the libraries. The instrument used for data collection included Questionnaires on Job Motivation and Librarians Productivity (r = 0.97) and Structured Interview Guide for College Librarians only (r = 0.99). Findings from the study revealed that majority of the sampled librarians are not productive. Moreover, job motivation influenced the productivity of librarians to a significant extent with values (r =0.275; p < 0.05). Since librarians are not productive, there is need for collaboration between the college authorities and the librarians to optimise the productivity of the latter. Such collaboration would include effort made to boost the job morale of the librarians.

Keywords: Job motivation, productivity of librarians, colleges of education.

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