INFLUENCE OF HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT PRACTICES ON LECTURERS’ JOB PRODUCTIVITY IN UNIVERSITIES OF LAGOS AND OGUN STATES
Keywords:Job productivity, Human resource management, Management practices
The problem of lecturers’ job productivity is a long-standing one, with the outcome of this seen in the product of the university not measuring up to the employer’s standard. The study investigated the influence of some human resource management practices on the lecturers’ job productivity in Universities in Lagos and Ogun states. The research adopted a descriptive research design on a population of four thousand three hundred and ninety-two (4,392) of which nine hundred and thirty-five (935) lecturers were selected from lecturers in Federal, state, and private Universities in Lagos and Ogun States. Four instruments were revalidated and adapted for this study. The result revealed that the human resource management variables of participatory management, performance appraisal, and organizational commitment made no significant joint contribution to Federal university (F3,310= 2.519; p>.05), State University (F3,343= 0.361; p>.05) and Private University (F3,282= 0.369;p>.05) lecturers’ job productivity. Based on the findings, other human resource management practices could be investigated as influencing lecturers’ job productivity. The research recommended that the university management should improve their welfare packages to enhance lecturers’ job productivity.
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