The Effect of Motivation on Performance of Librarians at Universities in Tanzania: A Case of the University of Dodoma

Mnyoty,, Shufaa (2019) The Effect of Motivation on Performance of Librarians at Universities in Tanzania: A Case of the University of Dodoma. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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The purpose of this study was to assess the effect of motivation on performance of librarians in the universities based on the library staff from the University of Dodoma. The study employed a cross-sectional survey design involving a convenient sample of 100 respondents. The data collection instruments used in the study included documentary reviews, structured interview, observation, and questionnaire. Content analysis and descriptive statistics were used to analyse the collected data. The study found that the university uses a variety of rewards to motivate its staff such as token honorarium, extra duty allowance, and certificate of achievement, best worker award and promotion. Besides, the study found the joint librarians’ meetings between the University of Dodoma and St. John University of Tanzania to be the major training ground for librarians at the university. Moreover, the study revealed ineffective participation of workers as most of the decisions are made by top management and management do not consider regular meetings with workers as important. In addition, the study found that lack of workers’ involvement in performance appraisal has resulted into failure to solve problem of mismatch between increased library users and insufficient library personnel. The study concludes that for librarians to behave and work effectively, then, there should be free communication to and fro that will make workers get feedback in the right time. The study recommends the University of Dodoma management to consider the more rewards library staff as they shoulder a heavy workload.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 000 Computer science, information & general works > 020 Library & information sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of history
Depositing User: Mr. Administrator OUT
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2021 11:19
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2021 11:19

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