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An Assessment of Incentives and Motivation of Workers in Delta State Public Libraries, Nigeria

This study examined the incentives and motivation of workers in Delta State Public Libraries,
Nigeria. The population of the study consisted of 260 public library staff selected from the
various public libraries in Delta State through simple random sampling technique. Data for
the study were gathered using questionnaire as the main instrument. Descriptive statistics
involving the use of percentages were used to analyse the research questions while chisquare
statistic was employed to test the research hypotheses in the study. The study shows
that public library staff are not motivated by their employer and there are general constraints
such as inadequate library materials, lack of conducive environment, undependable power
supply and insufficient staff development programmes. There was significant relationship
between monetary reward and employee performance. There was significant relationship
between good working environment and employee performance. There was a significant
relationship between staff development and employee performance. Based on the findings,
recommendations were made.



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