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Motivation as a Correlate of Staff Performance in University of Port Harcourt Library, Rivers State, Nigeria

Mercy Ekenma ECHEM (CLN)


Optimal performance of librarians in effectiveness service delivery can be associated with motivation by understanding them and meeting their expectations. The study investigated motivation as a correlate of staff performance in the Library. The study adopted a correlational design. The entire population was 33 used for the study. A 28-item instrument was used for data collection. The reliability of the instrument was determined using Cronbach alpha method to obtain an index of 0.76. (Four research questions and three hypotheses guided the study). Percentages, mean, standard deviation and linear regression analysis were used for data analysis. The Eviews-7 statistical software was used to ease the computations. The findings had it that the level of staff job performance in the institution was above average. The staff remuneration, work environment and promotion had relative positive relationship with job performance. However, only work environment and promotion had significant relationship with staff job performance at .05 alpha level, with work environment proving more powerful among the two predictors. It was recommended among others that library executives should take initiatives to motivate staff for a concomitant increase in their job performance. This is because until the desire of the staff are understood and met, the performance of staff will continue to decline.

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