Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln

 

Date of this Version

Winter 12-2019

Abstract

Significantly, job satisfaction is influenced by different factors. This study assessed the factors influencing job satisfaction among LIS educators in South South Nigeria. Specifically, this study sought to determine the extent of satisfaction amongst LIS educators as well as identify the motivator and hygiene factors that influenced job satisfaction among LIS educators. The study used the descriptive survey design with the population made up of LIS educators from six Library Schools in South South Nigeria. The sample of 79 LIS educators were conveniently selected for the study from Library Schools in South South Nigeria. A structured questionnaire adapted from the Minnesota Satisfaction Questionnaire (MSQ) was used to collect data for the study. The structured instrument sought to measure motivator factors of the Herzberg’s Two-Factor theory such as, work itself, achievement, recognition and promotion. While the hygiene factors covered items on institutional policies, supervision, salaries and benefits, relationship with colleagues and work environment. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics such as percentages, mean and standard deviation. The survey results revealed that, LIS educators enjoy job satisfaction. Work ranked as the highest motivator factor that influenced job satisfaction, while, relationship with colleagues ranked as the highest hygiene factor that influenced job satisfaction. LIS educators expressed dissatisfaction with recognition as a motivator and work environment as a hygiene factor. The study concluded that not all the motivator factors brought about job satisfaction and not all the hygiene factors brought about job satisfaction, confirming Herzberg’s assertion that employees can be satisfied with some aspects of their job and at the same time dissatisfied with other aspects.

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