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Influence of Information Sharing on Job Satisfaction of Librarians in Private Universities in South-East and South-West, Nigeria

Clement Chinemerem Ukangwa
Evans Chima Otuza
Maria Ehioghae


The stud investigated how information sharing affects job satisfaction of Librarians in Private Universities in South-East and South-West, Nigeria. The study adopted the survey research design. The population of the study consisted of one hundred and eighty-one (181) librarians from Private Universities in South-East and South-West, Nigeria. Total enumeration technique was employed for the study. A self-structured and validated questionnaire was used to collect data. The Cronbach’s Alpha reliability coefficient for the variables ranged from .705 to .908. A response rate of 90% was obtained. Analyses of data were carried out using descriptive statistics, Pearson Product Moment Correlation and multiple regression. Findings showed that the the individual effects of information sharing on job satisfaction were significant: information sharing (β = .027; t = 2.179; p<.05). Furthermore, the study revealed that information sharing had a significant positive relationship with job satisfaction (r = .414, p<.05). The study concluded that information sharing had significant effect on job satisfaction. The study therefore recommended that the library management should invest in infrastructural and manpower development of the library, as well as the overall welfare of librarians to enhance their job satisfaction. Furthermore, the library management should make provision for the use of high technology laboratories for information sharing.

Keywords: Information sharing, Job satisfaction, Librarians, Private Universities