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This paper presents the findings of an investigation on how job satisfaction, need achievement and teamwork influence work performance of staff in academic libraries in South West, Nigeria. Descriptive survey research design was used with a total population of 343 librarians and library officers working in 12 libraries in federal and state universities in South West, Nigeria. The questionnaire was used to collect data for the study. Out of this number, 314 copies of the questionnaire were returned and valid for data analysis, giving a response rate of 91.5%. The analysis of data collected was based on the use of simple descriptive statistical analysis of frequency counts, percentages, simple correlation and multiple regression analyses due to the multi-variate nature of the study. The outcome of the research showed that there was a significant relationship between job satisfaction and work performance (r = 0.511, p < 0.05), there was a significant relationship between need achievement and work performance (r = 0.887, p < 0.05), there was a significant relationship between teamwork and work performance (r = 0.423, p < 0.05) among academic libraries‟ staff in South West, Nigeria. The study revealed that job satisfaction, teamwork and need achievement accounted for 43% (adj R2 = 0.430) in variability of work performance of the respondents.
Keywords: job satisfaction, need achievement, teamwork, work performance