Workplace, Biographical and Motivation Factors Affecting Organisational Commitment of Records Officers in Nigerian Federal Universities

  • S O Popoola


This paper presents the findings of a survey on how workplace, biographical and motivational factors affect the organisational commitment of records officers in federal universities in Nigeria. Single stage random sampling, with equal allocation method, was used to administer questionnaire on 300 sampled participants from 15 of the 25 federal universities in Nigeria. The response rate achieved was 100 percent. The study found that: there were significant differences in organisational commitment of the respondents on their marital status, work motivation and job tenure but not on their place of work (records offices)and religious beliefs. It is recommended that the records officers should be adequately motivated and qualified manpower (records managers and archivists) be recruited to serve in the records offices of the Nigerian federal universities, in order to enhance their organisational commitment and work productivity.

African Journal of Library Archives and Information Science Vol. 17 (1) 2007: pp. 33-44

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