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Title:Workplace, biographical and motivation factors affecting organisational commitment of records officers in Nigerian federal universities
Author:Popoola, S.O.ISNI
Periodical:African Journal of Library, Archives and Information Science
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:office workers
work attitudes
Abstract:This paper presents the findings of a survey on how workplace, biographical and motivational factors affect the organizational commitment of records officers in federal universities in Nigeria. Single stage random sampling, with equal allocation method, was used to administer a questionnaire to 300 sampled participants from 15 of the 25 federal universities in Nigeria. The response rate achieved was 100 percent. The study found that there were significant differences in organizational commitment of the respondents based on their marital status, work motivation and job tenure but not on their place of work (open versus confidential records offices) or religious beliefs. It is recommended that the records officers should be adequately motivated and qualified manpower (records managers and archivists) be recruited to serve in the records offices of the Nigerian federal universities, in order to enhance their organizational commitment and work productivity. Bibliogr., sum. [Journal abstract]