Omojola I. O


The study examined the factors that determine academic staff job performance in Nigeria. It investigated the relationship between personnel recruitment, performance appraisal, human resource development, motivation and communication and job performance of academic staff. The study also investigated the relative contribution of these variables to the job performance of academic staff in Nigeria. The descriptive survey design was used. The population of this study consisted of 154 Deans, 849 Heads of Department and 11,828 academic staff in Southwest Nigeria Universities. The sample was one thousand eight hundred (1,800) respondents, comprising 20 Deans, 70 Heads of Department and 1,710 academic staff. Multistage sampling procedure which involves simple random sampling, stratified random sampling and proportional stratified random sampling technique were used to select them. Two self-designed instruments were used, Questionnaire on Human Resource Management (QHRM) for academic staff and job performance of Academic Staff Questionnaire (JPASQ) for Deans and Heads of Departments. To establish the reliability of the instruments, the test-retest method was used. They were found to be 0.74 and 0.71 for QHRM and JPASQ respectively. The data collected were analyzed using descriptive statistics such as percentage; mean and standard deviation, Pearson’s product moment correlation and regression analysis. The hypothesis was tested at 0. 05 level of significance. The study revealed that personnel recruitment, performance appraisal, human resource development, motivation and communication and job performance of academic staff were significantly related.Based on the findings of this study, it was recommended that academic staff should be more committed to their job to ensure qualitative teaching, research and community services for better job performance. The managers should encourage the academic staff perform better in areas of teaching, research and community services.

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