KJED Volume. 3, Issue 2 (2023)


Okeke Emeka Paul (Ph. D)


Academic Staff Staff Mix Job Performance Staff Adequacy and Universities

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Effect of adequate academic staff-mix on staff job performance in south-eastern Nigeria Universities

Abstract: The study examined the effect of adequate academic staff mix on staff job performance in south eastern Nigeria universities. Descriptive survey research design was adopted for the study. The population for the study consisted all academic staff of public universities in south eastern Nigeria. six hundred (600) academic staff were sampled using multistage sampling technique which involves random selection of three (3) Federal universities of university of Nigeria Nsukka, Nnamdi Azikiwe university Awka and Federal university of Technology Owerri and three (3) state universities of Enugu state university of science and technology, Chukwuemeka Odimegwu university and Imo state university. Four (4) faculties of Environmental Sciences, Natural/Physical Sciences, Engineering and Agricultural Sciences were purposefully selected based on government’s aspiration as enunciated in the National Policy on Education to advance science and technology in the country. A random selection of twenty-five (25) academic staff from each faculty were used for the study. Two sets of instruments titled Academic staff job performance questionnaire (ASJPQ) and Academic Manpower Adequacy Inventory (AMAI) were used for the study. The two instruments were validated and had a reliability coefficient of 0.71. Data collected were analyzed using descriptive statistics mean, standard deviation and percentages. The hypotheses formulated were tested at 0.05 level of significance. The study revealed that academic staff mix is significantly related to academic staff job performance. Based on the findings of the study it was recommended that federal and state universities in south eastern Nigeria, should scale up recruitments of more academic staff especially the senior academics to ensure improved academic staff job performance.