Vol. 6, Issue 2 (2019)
Influence of some demographic variables on job performance of university lecturers in Rivers State, Nigeria
Author(s): Aderiye Precious Chituru, LEB Igwe
Abstract: This study examined influence of some demographic variables on job performance of university lecturers in Rivers State, Nigeria. Descriptive research design was adopted for the study. A sample of 600 university lecturers was selected for the study through purposive sampling technique. An instrument titled “Lecturers’ Job Performance Scale” (LJPS) was used for data collection. The face and content validities of the instrument were established. Reliability of LJPS was determined through test-retest and 0.70 reliability coefficient was obtained. Mean, standard deviation, independent t-test, and one-way ANOVA were used for data analysis at 0.05 level of significance. Results obtained among others were that: Gender, marital status, and age do not significantly influence job performance of university lecturers while working experience significantly influence job performance of university lecturers. Based on the findings of the study, three recommendations were made among which are that: Annual assessment of lecturers’ job performance by university authorities should be introduced and those who have performed excellently well should be rewarded accordingly; government should embark on urgent upward review of university lecturers’ salary to compensate them for the enormous work they are doing.