HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT AND LECTURER’S JOB SATISFACTION IN TETIARY INSTITUTIONS IN AKWA IBOM AND CROSS RIVER STATES
The study examines the extent to which the management of human resources by the administrators influence lecturers’ job satisfaction in tertiary institutions in Akwa Ibom and Cross River States, Nigeria. The ex-post-facto research design was used for the study. The population of the study was 2286 lecturers from nine (9) tertiary institutions from the two states out of which 600 lecturers were randomly sampled from six (6) tertiary institutions in the two states. The statistical analysis used to test the only one hypothesis in the study was one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA), at .05 alpha level of significance. The study revealed that administrators’ human resources management effectiveness has a significant influence on lecturers’ job satisfaction with respect to workload, professional status, opportunity for academic publication and administrators’ staff relationship. It was therefore recommended among other things that administrators of tertiary institution should ensure that the number of lecturers employed meet the required student-teacher ratio by the National Universities Commission (NUC) for improved performance and job satisfaction.
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