Influence of Cataloguers? Motivation on their Job Performances in Public University Libraries in South East Nigeria.


Author(s): Obiozor Roseline Nkechi, Obiora Nwosu

The purpose of this paper is to examine the influence of cataloguers’ motivation on their job performances in public university libraries in South East Nigeria. The study adopted both descriptive and correlational research design. This study was carried out in the South-East zone of Nigeria. It comprises Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu and Imo States. This area was chosen for the study in view of the fact that the region is well acclaimed as having educational advantage in Nigeria. The population of this study is 157, comprises all the catalogue librarians (professionals and paraprofessionals). The study employed three instruments to elicit data from the respondents. The questionnaires entitled: “Cataloguers’ Job Performance Questionnaire” (CJPQ) and “Cataloguers’ Motivation Questionnaire (CMQ). The Cataloguers’ Job Performance Questionnaire (CJPQ) was adopted from Williams and Anderson (1991), and Halim and Sefer (2013) Task Performance Scales. The Cataloguers’ Motivation Questionnaire (CMQ) was adapted from Halim and Sefer (2013) motivation scale and modified by the researcher. Data obtained from the study were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. Percentages, mean and bar chart were used to analyze data. The findings of the study among others reveals that cataloguers were more “efficient” in their job performance, followed by their “effectiveness” to their job performance, and then their “learning and improvement”. It was agreed that the cataloguers felt well motivated, while the relationship between cataloguers’ motivation and their job performance is moderate and positive.

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