Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln
MOTIVATIONAL VARIABLES AND STAFF PRODUCTIVITY AMONG LIBRARY STAFF IN FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, OWERRI.
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This study investigated motivational variables and staff productivity among library staff in Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO). The study investigated the various levels of motivational variables and staff productivity and their relationships between the variables. The study adopted a correlational study. The population of the study consisted 106 library staff made up of professionals and para professionals. The instrument used for data collection was the rating scale. Data collected were analyzed using Pearson Product Moment Correlation (PPMC) to answer the research questions while the hypotheses were tested at 0.05 alpha level using t-test statistics. Findings of the study are that: the level of staff productivity is high; there is a significant positive relationship between the financial incentives provided to library staff and their productivity; there is a significant positive relationship between the training given to library staff and their productivity; there is a positive relationship between effective communication with library staff and staff productivity and there is a relationship between leadership style and staff productivity. The recommendations were that: the tempo of the motivation should be sustained and improved so that the staff will continue to be productive; government at all levels and other proprietors (in the case of private owned libraries) should ensure that the library staff are motivated by giving them financial incentives; regular training of library staff; university library administrators should constantly ensure that they communicate effectively with the their subordinates and library leaders should adopt leadership styles that will motivate if not all staff but more of the library staff to enhance high productivity.