Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln


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The study investigated occupational variables as correlates of the turnover intentions among library personnel in private university libraries in South-South, Nigeria. The study was guided by 2 specific objectives and 2 research questions that determined the relationship between motivation and turnover intention, job performance and turnover intentions of the library personnel. The study tested 2 null hypotheses on a 0.05 level of significance. The instrument used for data collection was researcher developed questionnaire. To ensure the reliability of the questionnaires, the instruments were trial tested using Cronbach alpha to establish the internal consistency of the items and yielded an overall reliability score of 0.87. The on-the-spot mode was adopted in the collection of data. A total of 103 copies of the 113 copies of questionnaire were retrieved which amounted to 91.15% return rate. The descriptive statistics of Pearson Product Moment Correlational Coefficient (r) (PPMCC) were used to analyse data derived from the research questions. Linear regression analysis was used to test the null hypotheses at a 0.05 level of significance. The findings of the study show that there is a medium relationship (r = 0.41) between job performance and turnover intentions and high relationship (r = 64) between motivation and turnover intentions of library personnel. The study recommends that private university managers should create tools and resources that will be used to consistently measure the individual performance of the librarians and also create platforms to facilitate the high performance of the librarians without the use of force. The private university library managers should ensure that library personnel who perform credibly, very well, and stand out in their job responsibilities are recognised, recommended, rewarded, and compensated monetarily and otherwise.