Job motivators among librarians in private university libraries in South-West, Nigeria

Sunday Adebisi Oguntayo, Vincent E. Unegbu, Adeniyi Isaiah Kayode, Foluke Okocha4, Harriet Dapo-Asaju, Cecelia Adewumi and Rasaki Oluwadare Ibrahim
Keywords: Librarians motivation private universities, South-West, Nigeria
Journal of Library Services and Technologies 2024 6(1), 148-158. Published: April 26, 2024


Abstract

The study examined job motivators among librarians in private university libraries in South-West, Nigeria among librarians in private university libraries in South-West, Nigeria: An empirical approach. In developing countries, job satisfaction has been reportedly low, for instance in Nigeria, job satisfaction was low in several studies that were carried out. A survey research design was used for the study. The participants in this study were two hundred and forty-three (243) librarians from thirty three private universities in Nigeria's South-West. Total enumeration was used to cover the two hundred and forty-three (243) librarians working in the thirty-three under study. The researcher adopted the instrumentation of questionnaire method from Yaya (2019) for the collection of data on job satisfaction. The response rate was 61.7%. Descriptive statistics of frequency, percentage, mean and standard deviation was used to analyze the research question. The results of the study revealed that the librarians are highly motivated on the job. There were five dimensions representing librarians motivation namely self-actualization, social affiliation, self-esteem, physiological factors and security. The study recommended that, academic librarians should be properly and appropriately motivated on a regular basis to improve their morale.