Journal of Contemporary Issues in Business Research

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Staff Development Programs and Job Performance of Lecturers of Plateau State Polytechnic Barkin Ladi
Staff Development Programs and Job Performance of Lecturers of Plateau State Polytechnic Barkin Ladi
Gadi Dung Paul, 1 Gontur Silas, 2and Davereng Macrop2
Author Affiliations
  • 1 Department of Business Administration and Management, Plateau State Polytechnic Barkin Ladi
  • 2 Department of Business Education Federal College Education Pankshin

  • Abstract

    The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of staff development programs on the job performance of lecturers of Plateau State Polytechnic Barkin. The study was carried out in all the Schools namely; School of Administration and Business Studies (SABS), School of Environmental Studies (SES), School of Engineering (SE), School of Science Technology (SST), School of Legal and General Studies and School of Technical Education (S.T.E). The study objectives were: to examine the influence of training on the job performance of lecturers of Plateau State Polytechnic Barkin and to establish the effect of promotion on the job performance of lecturers of Plateau State Polytechnic Barkin. A sample of one hundred and fifty two respondents was randomly chosen from the six schools to take part in the study. However, due to time constraints and School break only 81 respondents were accessed. The data gathered from the field was organized and presented quantitatively in form of frequency schedules, counts and percentages for the purposes of analysis. Interview responses were reported qualitatively and were used to compare and enrich the responses in the structured items. It had been presumed that in spite of the staff development programs which have been on-going, the performance of lecturers has not been satisfactory and thereby making it difficult for the institution to achieve its goals for which it was set in 2014. The results of the study were analyzed using the Pearson linear correlation method in SPSS. The analysis showed that there is very significant relationship between job performance and staff development programs. Promotion was found to be very significantly related to job performance and so was the number of training programs attended by the lecturers. The findings and conclusions were that training has a positive effect on job performance and that promotion, followed by a clear promotion criterion enhances job performance of lecturers. The researcher recommends that there is need to recognize, acknowledge usefulness and support both short and long term training opportunities, develop a clear promotion criteria that recognizes teaching, research and service, academic qualifications, and experience, and to improve the staff development programs policy that all staff shall be encouraged through training and promotion to develop their potential and enhance their efficiency on the job. Suggestions for future studies and researches were proposed.

    Keywords
    Performance; Training; Promotion; Staff development; Pearson linear correlation; Plapoly.

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    Paul, Gadi Dung, Gontur Silas and Davereng Macrop. "Staff Development Programs and Job Performance of Lecturers of Plateau State Polytechnic Barkin Ladi." Journal of Contemporary Issues in Business Research 4.1 (2015): 39-48.
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    Paul, G. D., Silas, G., & Macrop, D. (2015). Staff Development Programs and Job Performance of Lecturers of Plateau State Polytechnic Barkin Ladi. Journal of Contemporary Issues in Business Research , 4 (1), 39-48.
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    Paul, Gadi Dung, Gontur Silas, and Davereng Macrop. "Staff Development Programs and Job Performance of Lecturers of Plateau State Polytechnic Barkin Ladi." Journal of Contemporary Issues in Business Research 4, no. 1 (2015): 39-48.
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