Relationship between Work Itself and Productivity in Federal Ministry of Education (Parastatal) Libraries in Abuja, Nigeria
The study investigated library personnel’s perception on the relationship between work itself and productivity in Federal Ministry of Education libraries in Federal Capital Territory, Abuja Nigeria. The study covers only parastatal libraries that are under Federal Ministry of Education within FCT Abuja. Three research hypotheses were used for the study, they include; no significant relationship between work itself and productivity, job satisfaction and productivity as well as job performance and productivity respectively. The target population consisted of 425 professional, para-professional and non-professional staff in ten educational parastatals. They are: National Library of Nigeria (corporate headquarters and public services department), National Commission for Colleges of Education, National Commission for Mass Literacy, Adult and Non-formal Education, Teachers’ Registration Council, Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council, National Mathematical Centre, Tertiary Education Trust Fund (Tetfund), Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC). Simple random sampling technique was used to select 205 library personnel. Questionnaire was used to collect data. Out of 205 copies, 142 (72%) were retrieved and found usable. Chi square (x2) was used to test the three null-hypotheses and were all accepted. The study revealed that there was no significant relationship between work itself and productivity; no significant relationship between job satisfaction and productivity as well as no significant relationship between job performance and productivity. The study proffered the following recommendations: library personnel be made to undergo regular training programme on library routines so as to maintain high productivity. Management of Education parastatals should seek feedback from library personnel’s feeling on the administrative policies. Federal Ministries of Education/Labour and Productivity should keep employees abreast of the ethics, national honour, national merit awards as they enhance productivity in organizations.