FACTORS MOTIVATING ACADEMIC STAFF: A CASE STUDY OF GOMBE STATE UNIVERSITY, NIGERIA
Publication Date : 01/09/2019
The Nigerian public sector over the years has not successfully motivated her staff and this has given rise to intermittent strikes and industrial actions. The sector is noted for overstaffing, poor working environment and facilities, as well as poor remuneration. Motivated and sound academic staffs or teachers are the prerequisite of any educational system in the world today. This study set out to examine factors motivating academic staff with a focus on Gombe State University by assessing motivational level and identifying factors of motivation, as well as measuring the strength of the motivating techniques of academic staff used in the University. A quantitative approach was used in this research work and a survey research was conducted in this study. The survey design was used to collect data from 217 sample size, where 117 academic staff participated in the study. Frequency distribution and descriptive statistics was used to analyses the data by using SPSS version 25. Findings of the study reveals that motivational level of academic staff in Gombe State University was very high as more than 90 percent of the academic staff affirmed that they enjoy working in the University. Results from this study also shows that the available motivational tools in the University and strength of the techniques of motivating academic staff of Gombe State University is moderately fair. The study recommends that University administrators need to increase their academic staff motivation, increase salary and wages, support them in achieving their set goals and facilitate their job satisfaction.
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