Organizational commitment as a correlate of staff performance in state polytechnic libraries in North Central, Nigeria
Polytechnic libraries are established to provide quality information services in support of teaching and research for academic staff members as well as acquisition of knowledge of students. The study was carried out for the purpose of determining the relationship between organizational commitment and staff performance in State Polytechnic libraries in North Central, Nigeria. A correlation survey design was used in the study. The study population comprised of 108 staff (Librarians, Library Officers and Administrative staff). Since the population is not too large to manage, there was no sampling. Questionnaire and interview were used for data collection. Out of the 108 copies of questionnaire distributed, 94 copies giving a response rate of 87%, were returned and used for data analysis. The data collected were analyzed using Pearson Product Moment Coefficient for
answering research question 2, while mean and standard deviation were used to answer questions 1, 3 and 4 . The responses from the interview were analyzed qualitatively while regression analysis was used to test the two null hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance. The findings revealed that there is a moderate relationship between organizational commitment and staff performance in the state polytechnic libraries in North Central, Nigeria, with a correlation coefficient(r) of 0.638. The study also revealed that the problems that militate against staff performance in the state polytechnic libraries include, among others, unfavourable management techniques and practices, etc. The study recommended the provision of adequate working tools and materials, favourable staff development programmes and bridging of communication gap between the leaders and staff, etc.
Key Words: Organizational, Commitment, Staff, Performance, State, Polytechnics, Libraries, Nigeria