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Influence of reward system on job performance of librarians in academic libraries in South East geo political zone of Nigeria

Ifeyinwa Blessing Okoye

Abstract


The surest way to ensure and maintain high job performance in academic libraries is  adequate use of reward system. Salaries, awards, allowances and recognitions are  agents of satisfaction and motivation which helps in sustaining and transforming the  entire workforce in the library. This study therefore analyzed the influence of reward  system on job performance of librarians of academic libraries in south east   geo-political zone of Nigeria. Data were collected with structured and validated   questionnaire from 261 libraries. These data were analyzed using descriptive and  inferential statistics, percentages and frequency distributions. Result shows that  they majority of the librarians stated that they are not satisfied with what they   receive as pay especially when they compare it with what their counterpart receive.  Almost half of the librarians said that what they receive as pay does not encourage  them to perform their job effectively. t – test statistical technique was used to test  hypothesis formulated at 0.05 level of significant. The findings show that reward  system had a significant influence on job performance of librarians under study. (t –  test 2.5). The study strongly recommend various forms of reward as the best option  to be used to influence librarians‟ job performance. Effort should be made to   harmonize salary structure of librarians to be at par with other academic staff in the similar institutions. Librarians Registration Council of Nigerian should develop a  template that will cover all aspects of the allowances that should be paid to  librarians of various institution libraries in the country.

Keywords: Reward, job, performance, Librarians, Academic, libraries




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