Role ambiguity and role conflict amongst university academic and administrative staff: a Nigerian case study

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http://hdl.handle.net/10547/556233
Title:
Role ambiguity and role conflict amongst university academic and administrative staff: a Nigerian case study
Authors:
Bako, Mandy Jollie
Abstract:
The purpose of this study was to investigate role ambiguity and role conflict amongst the academic and administrative staff of the University of Lagos, Nigeria and to determine the differences that exist between them in this perception. The study also examined the impact of demographical variables such as gender, age, educational qualification and tenure on role perception. The questionnaire consisted of demographic questions and Role Perception Questionnaire developed by Rizzo et al., (1970) to measure role ambiguity and role conflict. A response rate of 53.5% from a total of 200 questionnaires was achieved. The results of the statistical analysis computed established a statistically significant difference in the perception of role ambiguity between the groups, but no significant difference was found in their perception of role conflict. The academic staff perceived significantly higher role ambiguity than the administrative staff, but no significant difference was recorded in their perception of role conflict. Educational qualification and gender had a significant impact on role perception of the academic staff, but did not have any significant relationship with the administrative staff’s perception of role. Tenure and age did not have any significant impact on role perception of the groups investigated. The study confirmed a positive correlation between role ambiguity with role conflict with an insignificant correlation value (r = .45). Recommendations for future research and implementation for universities administrators were made.
Citation:
Bako, M.J. (2014) 'Role ambiguity and role conflict amongst university academic and administrative staff: a Nigerian case study'. MSc by Research thesis. University of Bedfordshire.
Publisher:
University of Bedfordshire
Issue Date:
Aug-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/556233
Type:
Thesis or dissertation
Language:
en
Description:
A thesis submitted to the University of Bedfordshire in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science by research
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Masters e-theses

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dc.contributor.authorBako, Mandy Jollieen
dc.date.accessioned2015-06-04T11:03:22Zen
dc.date.available2015-06-04T11:03:22Zen
dc.date.issued2014-08en
dc.identifier.citationBako, M.J. (2014) 'Role ambiguity and role conflict amongst university academic and administrative staff: a Nigerian case study'. MSc by Research thesis. University of Bedfordshire.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/556233en
dc.descriptionA thesis submitted to the University of Bedfordshire in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science by researchen
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to investigate role ambiguity and role conflict amongst the academic and administrative staff of the University of Lagos, Nigeria and to determine the differences that exist between them in this perception. The study also examined the impact of demographical variables such as gender, age, educational qualification and tenure on role perception. The questionnaire consisted of demographic questions and Role Perception Questionnaire developed by Rizzo et al., (1970) to measure role ambiguity and role conflict. A response rate of 53.5% from a total of 200 questionnaires was achieved. The results of the statistical analysis computed established a statistically significant difference in the perception of role ambiguity between the groups, but no significant difference was found in their perception of role conflict. The academic staff perceived significantly higher role ambiguity than the administrative staff, but no significant difference was recorded in their perception of role conflict. Educational qualification and gender had a significant impact on role perception of the academic staff, but did not have any significant relationship with the administrative staff’s perception of role. Tenure and age did not have any significant impact on role perception of the groups investigated. The study confirmed a positive correlation between role ambiguity with role conflict with an insignificant correlation value (r = .45). Recommendations for future research and implementation for universities administrators were made.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUniversity of Bedfordshireen
dc.subjectN224 Management and Organisation of Educationen
dc.subjectNigeriaen
dc.subjectrole ambiguityen
dc.subjectconflicten
dc.subjecthigher educationen
dc.subjecthuman resource managementen
dc.titleRole ambiguity and role conflict amongst university academic and administrative staff: a Nigerian case studyen
dc.typeThesis or dissertationen
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