Library Officers' Work Condition and Job Performance in Ahmadu Bello University Library Complex, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria

Ali Garba, Shittu Musa, Usman Hassan


Job performance in any organization transmits to the production of goods and services which eventually lead to the realization of organizational goals, vision, mission, and aims but it was influenced by certain factors. The study investigated the relationship between work conditions and job performance among Library officers in Ahmadu Bello University Library complex, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria-Kaduna State.  A survey research design was adopted for the study.  A total of 266 library offices from Ahmadu Bello University Library complex constituted the target population for the study. The sample of the study comprises all the library officers in the study area. They also serve as the sample size of the study (total enumeration was used). The instrument used for data collection was a modified and validated questionnaire. A total of 200 questionnaires were administered to the respondents, and a response rate of 200 questionnaires, representing 75% of the administered questionnaires, was recorded for the 266 copies of the questionnaire administered. The data were analyzed using descriptive and inferential (Pearson Product Moment Correlation) statistics. The findings indicated that work environment, work organisation, and job security are the types of work conditions. Their level of job performance is high, and poor attitude to work and resistance to change were among the challenges of work performance. There was a significantly high correlation between work conditions and job performance of library officers. The study concluded that the appropriateness of working conditions remains the secret tool in understanding employees’ high job performance.


Work Condition, Job performance, organizational performance, Library officers and ABU Zaria.

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