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The influence of knowledge sharing practices on job performance of library and information science educators in universities in South-West, Nigeria

Abstract

OA Olubukola*, KA Olufemi and O Ibidapo

The study investigated the influence of knowledge sharing practices on the job performance of LIS educators in universities in South-West, Nigeria using the Theory of Reasoned Action (TRA).This became eminent at the wake of low job performance recorded by LIS educators in teaching and research. A hypothesis guided the study. The study adopted a survey research design and questionnaire was used as instrument for data collection. The population of the study comprised 480 Library and Information Science (LIS) Educators in six federal, nine state and thirty private universities in South-West, Nigeria. Total enumeration technique was used to obtain the sample size of 480 LIS educators. Four hundred and eighty copies of questionnaire were administered and 334 copies were filled and found usable for the study representing 69.5% response rate. The study showed that there was a positive significant relationship between knowledge sharing practices and job performance. The study recommended that university administrators should reduce administrative workload and implement knowledge sharing policies with the aim to improve job performance of LIS educators in universities in South-West, Nigeria.

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