EMPLOYEE INFORMATION SHARING AND JOB PERFORMANCE IN PUBLIC COLLEGES OF EDUCATION IN SOUTH-WEST, NIGERIA
The unsatisfactory job performance of academic staff in Nigerian Colleges of Education is becoming a growing concern among stakeholders in the education sector. There seems to be lack of information sharing among the academic staff which could affect their performance. This study therefore investigated employee information sharing and academic staff job performance in public Colleges of Education in South-West, Nigeria. One research question and one hypothesis each piloted the study. The study used convergent type of mixed-method research design. The study population consisted of 3,377 academic staff and 20,211 final year students. Stratified proportionate random sampling technique was used to select the sample size of 4080 participants, comprised 480 academic staff and 3,600 final year students from six institutions. Two self-designed, validated, and reliable instruments entitled Students Rating of Academic Staff Job Performance Questionnaire (SRASJPQ) and Employee Information Sharing Scale (EISS) were used for data collection. Analyses of data were done with the use of both the descriptive and the inferential statistics of mean, standard deviation and Chi-square. The study revealed that the level of academic staff was low with the grand mean and standard deviation (= 2.48; SD= 0.90). Also, employee information sharing had significant influence on job performance χ2 = [11.09; p< 0.05]. It was therefore recommended that academic staff should be motivated by providing them with necessary structures to work. Also, effective information attitudes should be encouraged, practiced and made available in order to create cordial relationship and performance among employees.