JOB SECURITY AND LECTURERS PERFORMANCE IN THE TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS, A STUDY OF EDO STATE POLYTECHNIC, USEN, EDO STATE
Keywords:Institution, Job Security, Lecturer, Performance, Tertiary
Staff job security has become a challenge to the management and staff of tertiary institutions in Nigeria. Most of the tertiary institutions in Nigeria have high number of causal, adjunt or temporary staff thus affecting the staff performance because of the unsecured employment. This study examined the effect of job security on lecturers’ job performance, with special reference to Edo state polytechnic, Usen, Edo state. A survey research design was adopted. The population is three hundred and ten (310) and all were used as the sample size. Data was analyzed using descriptive statistics and regression analyses. The findings revealed that job security, satisfaction and development have positive and significant effect on lecturers’ performance (teaching, research, community service and supportive activities) in Edo State Polytechnic, Usen. The study recommended state government and the management of the institution should try to permanent lecturers whose employment has not been permanent in-order to improve their performance in the institute.