Sources of Lecturers’ Job Satisfaction in Universities in South-East, Nigeria

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F. O. Uba-Mbibi
F. O. Okwo


The study examined the sources of lecturers’ job satisfaction in universities in South East, Nigeria. A descriptive survey design was used for the study. Five research questions guided the study. The population of the study consisted of 5,838 lecturers.  The sample for the study was 416 lecturers obtained using Taro Yamane’s Formula.  Proportionate stratified random sampling procedure was used to select the number of lecturers per the five universities. One instrument namely “Sources of University Teachers’ Job Satisfaction Questionnaire” (UTJSQ) was used. The instrument was validated by three experts in Educational Administration and Planning, and one expert from Measurement and Evaluation, from University of Nigeria, Nsukka. The reliability coefficient of 0.83 was obtained.  The data collected were presented using mean, and standard deviation. The findings indicated that social interaction is a source of lecturers’ job satisfaction in South-East Nigeria. These include working with colleagues, students, immediate superiors, subordinates, non teaching staff, and communities.  It was revealed that working conditions, infrastructural facilities, university policies, monetary benefits are not sources of job satisfaction lecturers.  It was recommended that the government should provide adequate sources of job satisfaction to enable the lecturers derive job satisfaction from their job. 

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