Job Motivation as Correlate of Job satisfaction among Academic Staff of Higher Institutions in Kwara State, Nigeria

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Daramola Claudius Omoleye Agbonna Samuel Ayorinde

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The study investigated the relationship in job motivation and job satisfaction among academic staff of some selected federal and state higher institutions in Kwara State, Nigeria. From the population of academic staff of purposively sampled two universities (1 federal & 1 state) and two state polytechnics (1 federal & 1 state), random sampling technique was used to sample a total of 200 respondents. Data were collected using a researcher-made questionnaire titled     Job Motivation Assessment Questionnaire (JMAQ). The data were analyzed using the Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficient '(r). Based on the analysis, findings revealed significant relationships in job motivation and job satisfaction among academic staff of federal and state higher institutions, respectively. Thus, it was concluded that job motivation is a predictor of job satisfaction among academic staff of federal and state higher institutions of learning in Kwara State. Therefore, it was recommended that government and stakeholders in Nigerian higher education should intensify job motivation strategies as that can ensure job satisfaction among academic staff and promote effective and result-oriented teaching and learning activities in the nations' higher institutions.

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