Influence of motivational factors on the job satisfaction of professional library staff in academic libraries in Gombe State, Nigeria

  • Saratu Ahmed
  • Prof. H. M. Daudu
  • Dr. M. F. Mohammed
Keywords: Motivational factors, Influence, Job, Satisfaction, Academic Libraries, Professional, Library, staff, Gombe, Nigeria.

Abstract

The aim of the study was to investigate the influence of motivational factors on job satisfaction of professional library staff in academic libraries in Gombe State, Nigeria. The specific objectives are to: Examine the kinds of job performed by professional library staff, identify those factors that motivate professional library staff in academic libraries in Gombe State, Nigeria and to what extent are professional library staff satisfied with motivational factors in academic libraries in Gombe State, Nigeria. Descriptive survey design was used to carry out the research work with a sample of 63 professional library staff in academic libraries in Gombe State, Nigeria. Out of the 63 questionnaires distributed, 57 copies were returned and found valid for the analysis. The data collected was analysed using mean and standard deviation. The study found that training of professional Library staff and monetary factors were the major motivating factors in academic libraries in Gombe State, Nigeria to perform their jobs while communicating with coworkers inside the organization is the least factor that motivate the performance of professional library staff. The study also showed that professional librarians in academic libraries in Gombe State, Nigeria are satisfied with the identified motivational factors. The study recommends that communicating with coworkers should be encouraged so as to improve staff relationship and the library management should work on the physiological needs of professional library staff in the academic libraries Gombe State, Nigeria.

Published
2021-11-24
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