Career Development and University Teachers’ Performance in Nigeria

  • Lebo Monica P., Odigbo Ben E., Iheanacho Mary Joan Ugboaku


The objective of this study was to ascertain the relationship between career advancement and lecturers’ academic performance in selected tertiary institutions in Nigeria. The study adapted a descriptive survey design. The population of the study was 3215. The sample of the study was 523 obtained through Taro Yameni’s Formula for Sample Size Determination. The questionnaire was validated by Senior Lecturers in Business Management and Management Evaluation Departments in Ebonyi State University Abakaliki who used Principal Component Analysis (PCA) with a value of 0.000. The reliability of the instrument of 0.781 was obtained by using test–retest and Cronbach coefficient alpha. Data generated were analyzed using Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficient at 5% level of significance. The results of the hypothesis indicated that there was a positive relationship between career advancement and academics staff performance in the selected tertiary institutions in Nigeria with a value of r = 0.614; p-value = 0.002 at 5% level of significance. The study recommended that managements of tertiary institutions in Nigeria should enhance academic staff performance through career advancement.