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Awoyemi and Olaniyi

Greener Journal of Internet, Information and Communication Systems. Vol. 2 (2), pp. 019-026, July 2015.  

ISSN: 2354-2373 

Research Paper

Manuscript Number: 011515004



Job Satisfaction, Knowledge Sharing and Team Oriented Commitment as Correlates of Productivity among Librarians in  Selected Academic Libraries in South West, Nigeria


*1Awoyemi R.A. and 2Olaniyi E.T.


1Systems Librarian, Adeyemi College of education, Ondo, Nigeria

2Senior Librarian, Emmanuel Alayande College of Education, Oyo, Nigeria


*Corresponding Author’s E-mail: akinawoyemi @


This study investigated the effects of job satisfaction, knowledge sharing and team oriented-commitment as correlates of productivity among library personnel in academic libraries in south-west, Nigeria. Descriptive survey was employed as the research design. The sample population comprised one hundred and fifty library personnel and valid instruments knowledge sharing scale, job satisfaction scale and team oriented commitment scale, with Crombach alpha reliability coefficients respectively were used for data collection on the respondents. Using regression analysis, correlation matrices, mean standard deviation and multiple pairwise comparison in the three research questions at 0.05 level of significance, the following results were obtained from the study:  The joint effect of independent variables (knowledge sharing, job satisfaction and team-oriented commitment,) on productivity of the respondent were significant, (F = 9.64; df = 3.96, P < 0.05). The relative effect of each of the independent variable knowledge sharing on the dependent (productivity) job satisfaction, (Beta = .025, p < .05), (Beta = 0.368) and team-oriented commitment.  It was also found that effect of job satisfaction and (Beta = 0.413) knowledge sharing have effect on productivity of the respondents. Also, there were significant relationship between knowledge sharing, job satisfaction and team-oriented commitment and none with gender, age. Marital status, position and years of work experience respectively. Based on the findings, of this study, it was recommended that library personnel in academic libraries should develop interest in sharing knowledge and team oriented commitment to improve their productivity.  Library personnel should also be well motivated in order to enhance their team-oriented commitment.


Keywords: Job Satisfaction, Knowledge Sharing, Librarians, Productivity.

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