Job Performance of Resident Doctors in Government Teaching Hospitals in South-western Nigeria

Maria Ehioghae, Ezinwanyi Madukoma and Vincent E. Unegbu
Keywords: Job performance, government teaching hospitals, resident doctors, Southwestern Nigeria
Journal of Library Services and Technologies 2020 2(1), 17-29. Published: September 11, 2020


The study explores the job performance of resident doctors in government teaching hospitals in Southwestern Nigeria. Job performance serves as a gauge to measure the health of organizations. The study adopted the descriptive research design to investigate six out of the seven government teaching hospitals in Southwestern Nigeria. Total enumeration was used to administer 792 copies of questionnaire to the resident doctors but 636 were returned for data analysis, making the response rate to be 80.3%.Data obtained were analyzed using descriptive statistics (frequency counts, percentage, mean and standard deviation). Findings revealed that the job performance of resident doctors in the government teaching hospitals in was remarkably high. There were, however, staff shortages which invariably led to heavy workloads and stress among the resident doctors. The opportunities for advancement were also limited. It was, therefore, recommended that the management of the teaching hospitals should increase the staff strength of the resident doctors to avoid stress and burnouts. The workplace environment should be improved by providing opportunities for the doctors to advance their careers.