Influence of query and demotion as disciplinary measures on librarians’ job performance in university libraries in South East, Nigeria

Loveline Kogah
Keywords: Influence of query, demotion influence of demotion, disciplinary measures, job performance, librarians, university libraries, South East, Nigeria
Library and Information Perspectives and Research 2021 3(1), 82-93. Published: August 14, 2021


Abstract

The study examined the influence of query and demotion as disciplinary measures on librarians job performance in university libraries in South East, Nigeria. Correlational research design was adopted for the study while the instrument for data collection was a rating scale. The population consisted of 156 librarians in the university libraries in the South Eastern states of Nigeria (Asbia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu and Imo) which was also used as sample. Data collected were analyzed with Pearson Product Moment Correlation (PPMC) to answer the research questions while t-test was used to test the hypotheses formulated at 0.05 level of significance. Findings show that; the query as a disciplinary measure have significant influence on the job performance of librarians while demotion has a very low negative and non significant influence on the job performance of librarians. The researcher recommends that query should be used as the first disciplinary measure when a librarian misbehaves. The study concludes that though query as a disciplinary measure evoked negative feelings, it has the capacity to spur librarians to perform their duties more conscientiously while demotion in rank can lead to counter productive work performance.