Education Journal, Vol. 2, Issue 4, Dec  2019, Pages 77-95; DOI: 10.31058/ 10.31058/

Correlational Analysis of Job Satisfaction and Emotional Intelligence on Librarians’ Productivity in Nigerian Public Universities

, Vol. 2, Issue 4, Dec  2019, Pages 77-95.

DOI: 10.31058/

Japheth Abdulazeez Yaya 1* , George Ogheneruemu Onyenania 2

1 JC Pool Library, the Nigerian Baptist Theological Seminary, Ogbomoso, Nigeria

2 Yaba College of Technology, Library Unit, Yaba, Nigeria

Received: 23 November 2019; Accepted: 15 December 2019; Published: 30 December 2019

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Productivity of workers is fundamental to economic growth and it is hallmark for development of any organization, it is demanded by management of such workplace. Librarians’ productivity in any university library is fundamental to the growth of such university, this could be greatly enhanced when such librarian has high level of job satisfaction and be emotionally balanced. The study  investigated the impact of job satisfaction and emotional intelligence on the productivity of librarians in Nigerian public university libraries. It specifically focused on the relationship between job satisfaction and productivity of librarians on one hand, as well as the relationship between emotional intelligence and productivity of librarians on the other hand, in public university libraries in Nigeria. The paper adopted the correlational survey research design. Its population consisted of 1,254 librarians in public university libraries in Nigeria, from which 923 were selected using simple random sampling. The research instrument used was a self-developed questionnaire. A response rate of 67.2% was achieved. Data were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics.  The study revealed a combined relationship between emotional intelligence and job satisfaction on the productivity of librarians in public university libraries in Nigeria. It concluded that a librarian with high level of job satisfaction and has good knowledge of his or her emotion i.e. able to manage and control it will experience higher productivity in the workplace – university library. The study recommended that university library management should continue to promote values that would boost emotional intelligence and job satisfaction that would  enhance productivity of its workforce, and that no faculty member should be given undue attention at the expense of others. In other words, every faculty (librarians inclusive) should be treated equally.


Productivity, Librarian’s Productivity, Job Satisfaction, Emotional Intelligence, Emotional Intelligence Competencies, Librarians, Public University Libraries, Nigeria


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