Knowledge, and Utilisation of Electronic Human Resource Management among University Administrators in Rivers State, Nigeria

Abstract

This study investigated knowledge and utilization of electronic human resource management among University administrators in Rivers State. Two research questions guided the study, and two hypotheses were tested at 0.05 level of significance. The study adopted a descriptive survey design. The population of the study was154 administrative staff from three public Universities in Rivers state. A sample of 92 administrative staff of the three Universities was drawn using stratified random sampling technique, representing 58.4% of the population. The instrument for the study was a questionnaire titled “Knowledge, and Utilisation of Electronic Human Resource Management among University Administrators Questionnaire (KUEHRMUAQ) developed by the researchers. The instrument was structured the modified four-point Likert scale of Very High Extent (VHE) = 4, High Extent (HE) = 3, Low Extent (LE) = 2 and Very Low Extent (VLE) = 1. The validity of the instrument was ensured. Cronbach Alpha statistic was used to compute the reliability index of 0.87. Mean scores, standard deviation and rank order were used to answer the research questions, while z-test was used to test the hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance. The findings of the study revealed that the extent of the knowledge of Electronic Human Resource Management by the universities administrative staff is to high extent, while the extent of utilization of Electronic Human Resource Management in the Universities is very low. Based on the findings of the study, it was recommended among others that university management should provide the needed resources for the implementation of electronic human resource management in the universities.

Keywords: knowledge; utilization; e-human resource management, university administrators

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Pages: 137-147 (Download PDF)

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