Perceived Effect of Motivational Strategies of Promotion and Work Environment on the Job Performance of Library Personnel of Universities in Benue State, Nigeria

Margaret Mngusuur Ubagu, Uganneya Solomon Achia and Joseph Ahemba Gbuushi
Keywords: Motivation strategies, Job performance, University library, Personnel, Promotion, Work environment, Benue State, Nigeria
Journal of Library Services and Technologies 2020 2(1), 79-89. Published: September 11, 2020


Abstract

The study was conducted to determine the perceived effect of motivational strategies of promotion and work environment on the job performance of library personnel of universities in Benue State. Two objectives were stated to find out the perceived effect of timely promotion and good work environment of library personnel of universities in Benue State. Two research questions drawn and two hypotheses formulated in line with the stated objectives. Survey research design was adopted. The study population was 223 library personnel from Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Benue State University, Makurdi and University of Mkar, Mkar, both in Nigeria. The entire population was used as sample for the study. Mean values were used to answer research questions while one way Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) was used to the test hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance. The study found that timely promotion and good work environment have significant difference on job performance of library personnel of universities in Benue State. The study recommended therefore, that work environment of the university libraries in Benue State should be made conducive by the provision of adequately equipped and well ventilated space, ICT gadgets such as computers, internet connectivity, for enhanced job performance.