Professional Development and Lecturers’ Job Effectiveness in Universities in South-South Geo-Political Zone of Nigeria

Udoh-Uwah, Okon Effiong, Etim, Mary Effanga


The aim of this research was to fine out the influence of lecturers’ professional development on their job effectiveness in federal government owned universities in South-South Geo-Political Zone of Nigeria. Survey research design was adopted to study a sample of 180 (45 lecturers and 135 students)  selected from the six federal Universities in South-South Geo-Political Zone of Nigeria using stratified random sampling technique.           Two research instruments called ‘‘Lecturers’ professional Development Questionnaire (LPDQ)’’ and ‘‘Job Effectiveness Questionnaire (JEQ)’’ constructed by the researchers and validated by experts were used for data collection. All hypotheses were analysed using Independent t- test statistics. The result indicated that lecturers’ professional development in terms of retraining,  research publication and ICT utilization significantly influenced their job effectiveness in terms of  instructional delivery, communication skills and students evaluation. It was recommended that for the work of lecturers to be effective in the university system, the aspect of their professional development must be given good attention by the management of the university.

Key words: Professional development, lecturers, job effectiveness

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