WORK ENVIRONMENT AND JOB PERFORMANCE OF LIBRARIANS IN FEDERAL UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES IN NORTH-EAST NIGERIA

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2021-08-17

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Library Philosophy and Practice

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Librarians’ performance is getting tasks and duties assigned completed at the expected time, in an effective and efficient manner. Librarians’ performance seems to be low in the libraries located in North-East Nigeria where they work. The work environment is the physical environment which staff work in to accomplish tasks assigned. Literature has not been established on how work environment influences job performance of librarians in North-East Nigeria Federal University libraries. It is on this premise that this study aimed to find out the influence of work environment on job performance of librarians in Federal University Libraries in North-East Nigeria. A survey research design was used in this research. The population of the study was 275 librarians from the six Federal University libraries in North-East Nigeria. The total enumeration technique was employed. A validated self-constructed structured questionnaire was used for data collection. The Cronbach’s alpha reliability coefficients for the constructs ranged from 0.92 to 1.00. A response rate of 61% was achieved. Data collected was analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. The findings revealed that work environment (𝑅2=.0.013, β= 0.115, t (164) =6.264, p>0.05). The findings also showed a moderate level of job performance (mean= 2.80 on a five-point scale), where ventilation (Mean = 2.42) being prevalent in work environment. The study concluded that work environment indicators for the study did not influence the job performance of librarians. Therefore, it is recommended that librarians should be encouraged to perform more and the work environment be made conducive where necessary by the University Librarian and the University Management.

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job, Performance, work, environment, librarians

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