Knowledge Management and University Lecturers’ Job Performance in Cross River State, Nigeria

Chika Uchendu, Rosemary Osim, Basil Akuegwu

Abstract


Knowledge is a commodity which universities deal with. As such, they are concerned with its generation dissemination and management. The extent to which they handle these responsibilities determines their effectiveness in meeting the expectations of the society. This study investigated the relationship between knowledge management and university lecturers’ job performance in Cross River State. To achieve the purpose, two hypotheses were formulated. Ex-post facto research design was adopted for the study. The sample for the study comprised two hundred (200) university lecturers selected through stratified simple random sampling technique from a total population of 1,313. 1,060 of the sampled population is from the University of Calabar while 253 is from Cross River State University of Technology. Data collection was carried out with the use of researchers’ constructed instrument titled ‘Knowledge Management and Lecturers’ Job Performance Questionnaire’ (K.M.L.J.P.Q). The reliability of (K.S.M.L.J.Q.) was established through a trial test using cronbach coefficient obtained ranged from 0.67 to 0.91. These figures are a confirmation that the instrument is reliable in achieving the objectives of this research study.   Data collected were analyzed using Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficient. Results obtained revealed that a significant relationship existed between knowledge management in terms of sharing, mapping and lecturers’ job performances. Based on the findings and discussion, conclusions were made. It was recommended that Heads of departments should encourage knowledge sharing by organizing strategies for lecturers to share knowledge among themselves.

Key Words: Knowledge Management, Sharing, Mapping, Job Performance, University Lecturers.


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