Victor Edet Essang


The study examined human resources management practices and employees’ performance in South West, Nigeria. Two research questions and two hypotheses guided the study. A descriptive survey design was used in this study. The population of the study covered the entire teaching staff of state owned Universities in South-West, Nigeria. Multi-stage sampling technique consisting of simple random sampling was used to choose Universities and stratified sampling to choose lecturers (male and female). The chosen Universities include: Osun State University, Ekiti State University, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Adekunle Ajasin University, Lagos State University and Olabisi Onabanjo University representing 50% of the total number of state owned Universities in South-West, Nigeria. Proportionate sampling technique was used in choosing 146 teaching staff from each chosen Universities making a total of 876 lecturers as sample size of the study. A researcher self developed questionnaire title Human Resources Management and Lecturers’ Job Performance Questionnaire (HRMLJP) was used for data collection with 0.85 as reliability coefficient level. Pie-chart was used for presenting and analyzing demographic characteristics of the respondents while research questions were answered using descriptive statistics of mean. PPMC was adopted in testing hypotheses of the study. The findings of the study revealed that there was significant relationship between the independent variable (training) and the dependent variable (lecturers’ job performance) in the order of (r = 0.594, P<.05). It was also revealed that there was significant relationship between the independent variable (promotion) and the dependent variable (lecturers’ job performance) in the order of (r = 0.890, P<.05). The paper recommended that the management of public Universities should engage lecturers’ in decision making when it comes to promotion, the management should desist from academic politics, the promotion should be based on merits and must strictly follow due-process. 


Human Resource Management, Lecturer Job Performance, Training, Promotion.

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