The Influence of Head Librarians’ Leadership Styles on Job Satisfaction of Librarians’ in Tertiary Institution Libraries in Imo State, Nigeria


A general opinion that is supported by research is that leadership style in any organization exerts a major influence on the structure, strategy and well being of the organization. In the library environment therefore, the influence of leadership style on the job satisfaction of librarians is very crucial to the success of the library. Common observations from informal interactions with librarians who work in the libraries show that leadership styles in tertiary institution libraries in Imo state are poor and ineffective. This research work therefore investigated the influence of head librarians’ leadership styles on librarians’ job satisfaction in tertiary institution libraries in Imo State, Nigeria. The survey research design was adopted, while four research questions guided the investigation. The population of study consists of all librarians working in tertiary institution libraries in Imo State. Instrument for data collection was a four point questionnaire, designed by the researcher. Sixty-five questionnaires were distributed, while sixty-one were returned. Data collected were analyzed using mean and percentage where applicable. The findings of the study revealed a strong influence between head librarians’ leadership styles and librarians’ job satisfaction. Some recommendations were made to improve librarians’ job satisfaction.

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Nwaigwe, U. (2015) The Influence of Head Librarians’ Leadership Styles on Job Satisfaction of Librarians’ in Tertiary Institution Libraries in Imo State, Nigeria. Open Access Library Journal, 2, 1-9. doi: 10.4236/oalib.1101572.

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