Organizational Climate Factors in Job Creativity among Public University Librarians in Anambra State
South Asian Journal of Social Studies and Economics
Education is the greatest stimulant for human development and the requisite for socio-economic advancement; the utility of libraries in education especially in tertiary institutions are as important as education itself. In third world countries like Nigeria, there is a great disparity in library utility. This study has therefore envisaged that unless librarians are creative given supportive climate, they may not actualize the potentials of libraries given funding inadequacies. Thus, a survey
... dy was carried out utilizing correlation design Pearson correlation statistics to establish the perception of librarians about their organizational climate and whether this perception correlates their creativity. The participants of the study were 89 librarians sampled purposively from University librarians in Anambra State. The questionnaires used for data collection were simplified adaptation of Coveney (2008) and Organizational Climate Questionnaire (OCQ) by Litwin and Stringer (1968). The result indicated that the perception of organizational climate is low among University librarians in Anambra State although the librarians were moderately high on creativity and innovation. Responsibility, reward and support were dimensions of organizational climate which predicted employee creativity whereas organizational identity though impact employees' creativity but the impact were not of significance proportion. The finding implies that favorable climate to employees helps to stimulate their creative potentials. It is recommended that stakeholder should improve the working climate in University libraries in order to motivate to employees to perform at the highest level bringing their creativity into the organizational dynamics.