Leadership Styles, Promotion Opportunities, and Salary as Correlates of Turnover Intentions among Librarians in Nigerian University Libraries

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Authors:
Afebuameh James Aiyebelehin, Ambrose Alli University, Nigeria
Rosemary Odiachi, Benson Idahosa University, Nigeria
Blessing Omoregie, Ambrose Alli University, Nigeria
Email: jamesaferich@gmail.com
Published: December 14, 2020
https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.9.2.03

Citation: Aiyebelehin, A. J., Odiachi, R., & Omoregie, B. (2020). Leadership Styles, Promotion Opportunities, and Salary as Correlates of Turnover Intentions among Librarians in Nigerian University Libraries. IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship, 9(2). https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.9.2.03


Abstract

The study investigated leadership styles, promotion opportunities, and salary as correlates of turnover intention among librarians in Nigerian academic libraries. It applied the correlational survey design, and data was gathered with a questionnaire. The entire 115 librarians in three (3) universities in South-South, Nigeria formed the population of this study. The data was analyzed with mean and Pearson Moment Correlation (2-tailed). The findings show that the turnover intention of the librarians was high; leadership, promotion opportunities, and salary positively correlate with the turnover intention. The major implication of the findings of the study is that the issue of leadership style, promotion, and salary should be carefully planned by the management of the library, otherwise, the librarians will leave the library whenever the opportunity shows up. These findings provide new data for planning the management of library staff to achieve effective information service in the library.

Keywords

academic libraries, leadership styles, librarians, promotion opportunities, salary, turnover intention