Social support, work motivation and work commitment of library personnel in selected private university libraries in south-west, Nigeria

  • Olaojo Pius Olatunji Ph.D, Research Fellow, Centre for Educational Media Resource Studies, University of Ibadan, Ibadan
  • Oyeboade John Adeboye Department of Library, Archival and Information Studies, University of Ibadan, Ibadan

Abstract

The study was designed to investigate social support and work motivation as factors affecting work commitment of library personnel in private universities in South-West, Nigeria. Descriptive research design of the correlation type was adopted. Structured questionnaire was used to collect the data. Simple frequency count and percentage distribution, mean, standard deviation, ANOVA and correlation matrix table was used for the data analysis using Statistical Package for social sciences (SPSS). The findings of this study revealed that respondents have moderate work commitment in their various libraries. The findings revealed that there is significant positive relationship between: social support and work commitment of the library personnel (r = .111*; p < 0.05), work motivation and work commitment of the library personnel (r = .032*; df = 205; p < 0.05). Hence, the main factors that hinder work commitment of the library personnel include: insensitivity to library staff welfare, inability to acquire “state of the art” working equipment, poor funding of the library, among others.

Published
2017-05-13
How to Cite
PIUS OLATUNJI, Olaojo; JOHN ADEBOYE, Oyeboade. Social support, work motivation and work commitment of library personnel in selected private university libraries in south-west, Nigeria. Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries, [S.l.], v. 5, n. 1, p. 11-22, may 2017. ISSN 2241-1925. Available at: <http://qqml-journal.net/index.php/qqml/article/view/24>. Date accessed: 22 jan. 2020.