Relationship between Motivation and Job Satisfaction of Staff in Private University Libraries, Nigeria

Idiegbeyan-ose, Jerome and Opeke, Roseline and Aregbesola, Ayooluwa and Owolabi, Sola and Eyiolorunshe, Toluwani A. (2019) Relationship between Motivation and Job Satisfaction of Staff in Private University Libraries, Nigeria. Academy of Strategic Management Journal, 18 (1). ISSN Print ISSN: 1544-1458; Online ISSN: 1939-6104

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The success of any organizationis pivoted on human capital. Organizationsmay experience low productivity, high staff attrition and instability due to unsatisfactory performance of employees when they are disgruntled and unhappy. The study investigatedtherelationshipbetweenmotivationandjobsatisfactionofstaffinUniversitylibrariesinNigeria.Thestudyadopted survey research design, the population consisted of all the 361 library staff in the private university in South-West, Nigeria, and total enumeration was used. The research instrument used was a questionnaire, which was validated by experts in the field of library and information Science and human resources management. The results show that the library staff job satisfaction was low, while their motivation level was high. The finding also revealed relationship among the variables of motivation and job satisfaction. (r=0.036, N=305, P<0.05). Therefore, the study concluded and recommended that the staff should be more recognizeandbemoremotivatedintermsofintrinsicmotivation,thiswilleventually,increasetheirsatisfaction.Keywords: Motivation, Job Satisfaction, Organizational Behaviors, Library Staff, Library and Information Centers, Private University Libraries, Nigeria.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2019 09:56
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2019 09:56

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