Bright C. Nwamadi, Oluchi Precious Ogbonna


This study examined the academic staff performance in chosen universities in South-West, Nigeria. The study employed the descriptive research design of correlational type. Data for the study was collected using structured questionnaire. Data analysis was done descriptively with Relative Importance Index (RII) approach as well as correlation analysis.  The study revealed that the RII of all the items were greater than the threshold of 0.5. The findings revealed The outcome of this study indicated  a high level of  academic staff performance  with regards to published paper assessment (RII=0.725), teaching , research (RII=0.705), general performance appraisal (RII=0.698), community service (RII=0.685), research, teaching and community service(RII=0.681), project evaluation appraisal (0.676), employee self-assessment   (0.671), advisory and counsel service (0.667), new curricula designed and developed (0.663), attraction of research grants (0.651) and success in general external funding to support research or other program (0.626). With regards to the challenges confronting performance appraisal methods, the study shows that  Community service accounted for the highest RII of 0.716, followed closely by the remaining challenges which includes; employees’ perception of the appraisal method (0.714), challenges in measurement of teaching (0.713), procedural (0.709), research and publication (0.705), favoritism (0.682) and bias (0.671). The study concluded that there is a significant relationship between the parameters of performance appraisal and academic staff productivity in universities in south-west, Nigeria. 


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