Date of Publication : 18, Feb, 2022
The study examined relaxation activities and work environment as correlates of academic staff productivity in Universities in Southwest, Nigeria. Specifically, the study examined the relationship between relaxation activities and academic staff productivity, likewise the relationship between work environment and academic staff productivity. The descriptive research of the survey type was adopted in this study. The population consisted of 8,724 academic staff of the public Universities in Southwest, Nigeria. The sample for this study consisted of 1173 academic staff who were selected from 6 public Universities (Federal and State) in the Southwest, Nigeria. Multi – stage sampling procedure was used in the selection of the sample for the study. The data for this study were collected through the use of two sets of self – designed instruments. The first one was tagged Work Environment Questionnaire (WEQ) which was administered on the academic staff. The second instrument was tagged Academic Staff Productivity Questionnaire (ASPQ) which was administered on the Heads of Departments. The face and content validity of the instruments (WEQ and ASPQ) were validated by specialists in Educational Management as well as Tests and Measurement. The reliability of the instruments was carried out test re-test method. A reliability coefficient of 0.806 was obtained for WEQ and 0.841 was obtained for ASPQ. Hypotheses 1 and 2 were tested using Pearson’s Product Moment Correlation (PPMC) at 0.05 level of significance. The findings of the study revealed that relaxation activities and work environment were related to staff productivity. It was recommended among others that the university management should make provision for relaxation centres for academic staff within the university premises.
Keywords: Relaxation Activities, Work Environment, Productivity, Academic Staff,
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Author(s), ADEYANJU, Similoluwa Iyabo, (2022). “Relaxation Activities and Work Environment as Correlates of Academic Staff Productivity in Universities in Southwest, Nigeria”. Name of the Journal: International Journal of Academic Research in Business, Arts and Science, (IJARBAS.COM), P, 1- 8, DOI: http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6131941 , Issue: 2, Vol.: 4, Article: 1, Month: February, Year: 2022. Retrieved from https://www.ijarbas.com/all-issues/
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