Information technology availability, use and job satisfaction of academic staff at Tai Solarin University of Education, Nigeria: A correlative study

Adetoro, Niran Information technology availability, use and job satisfaction of academic staff at Tai Solarin University of Education, Nigeria: A correlative study. Journal of Balkan Libraries Union, 2014, vol. 2, n. 1, pp. 5-10. [Journal article (Paginated)]

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Job satisfaction may not necessarily be contingent upon availability, accessibility and utilization of facilities, especially technology. This is why this study investigated the relationship among information technology (IT) availability, utilization and job satisfaction by academic staff of Tai Solarin University of Education (TASUED), Nigeria. Ex-post facto research design was adopted. Using the stratified proportionate random sampling technique, data were gathered from the academic staff in the four colleges and the University Library using a questionnaire tagged information technology and job satisfaction questionnaire ITJSQ (α=0.72); 214 questionnaires were retrieved from the respondents out of 286 administered to a population of 286 respondents. This represent 75% response rate. The study found that the IT resources available were internet (x=3.62; SD=1.13) computers (x=3.61; SD=0.92) CD-ROM and Online databases (x=2.72; SD=1.32) printers (x=2.51; SD=1.41) audio visuals (x=2.46; SD=1.29) and local area network (x=2.26; SD=1.46). It also revealed high IT utilization levels for internet (x=3.46; SD=1.07) computers (x=3.17; SD=1.05) photocopiers (x=2.63; SD=1.07) Online/CD-ROM databases (x=2.47; SD=1.23) audio-visuals (x=2.25; SD=1.27) and printers (x=2.19; SD=1.43). IT availability and utilization by the academic staff had no significant relationship with job satisfaction (r=-0.071; p>0.05) and (r=0.102; P>=0.05) respectively. The study recommends improved access and use of IT resources, efficient feedback mechanism, promotion of academic culture and participatory management.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: Information technology, Availability, Utilization, Job satisfaction, TASUED, Nigeria.
Subjects: B. Information use and sociology of information
L. Information technology and library technology
Depositing user: Dr. Gurkan Tuna
Date deposited: 05 Jan 2015 15:07
Last modified: 05 Jan 2015 15:10


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