Perceived influence of demographic variables on productivity of pre-cataloguers in academic libraries in South-South, Nigeria

Martina Ekpenyong Ekeng & Joy Bassey Edim


The study investigated the perceived influence of demographic variables on productivity of pre-cataloguers in the University of Calabar library. Survey research design was adopted for the study. The population of the study was one hundred and fifty four (154) pre-cataloguers. Purposive sampling was adopted to select 154 respondents for the study. Three hypotheses were tested at .05 level of significance. The instrument used in collecting data for the study was questionnaire titled: Demographic Variables and Productivity of Pre-cataloguers Questionnaire (DVPPQ) Face validity was established by three experts. The reliability coefficient of .708 was established through Cronbach alpha reliability method. One-way Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) and independent t-test analysis were the statistical tools used to test the hypotheses. The result shows that there was significant influence of gender, age, and years of experience on job productivity of pre-cataloguers in academic libraries. The study concluded that pre-cataloguers should have positive attitude towards cataloguing and classification of information resources. The study recommended among others that training and re-training programmes should be organized for pre-cataloguers to expose them to new developments in the field.

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