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Staff development programmes and job satisfaction among library staff of higher institutions in Adamawa State, Nigeria

Patrick Tumba
Andrew Temboge


The study investigated the relationship between staff development programmes and job satisfaction among staff of higher institutions of learning in Adamawa state, with particular reference to Polytechnics, Monotechnics, and Colleges of Education Libraries in Adamawa state. The target population was 105 library staff which consisted of professionals, paraprofessionals, and the supportive staff of these libraries. The entire population was used as sample. One research question and two hypotheses were formulated to guide the study. A research-designed questionnaire was used to collect the data. The data were analyzed using descriptive statistics of frequency counts and percentages scores to answer research questions, while Pearson product moment correlation (PPMC) was used to test the hypotheses with the help of statistical package for social science (SPSS). Results obtained revealed that, the level of job satisfaction among staff in the selected academic libraries is very low, and there is no significant relationship between in-service training, informal training, and job satisfaction among the staff. Therefore, in-service training and informal training are not basis for job satisfaction among staff. The work recommends that, consideration be given to other components that facilitate satisfaction such as the work itself, monetary compensation for services rendered, suitable working environment and good supervisor-subordinate working relationship.

Keywords: In-service training Informal training, Job Satisfaction, Staff Development