Business Educators’ Perceived Career Advancement Job Satisfaction for Achieving Viable Business Education Programme in Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria (Published)
The study examined business educators’ career advancement job satisfaction for achieving viable business education programme in tertiary institutions in Nigeria. Descriptive survey research design was adopted and was carried out in South Eastern Nigeria. The population of the study was four hundred and twenty-five business educators in South Eastern Nigeria. Due to the small size of the population, the entire population was studied; therefore, there was no sampling. The instrument for data collection was structured questionnaire. The instrument was validated by three experts. Based on their comments, some corrections were made on the questionnaire to enhance the validity of the research instrument. Cronbach Alpha reliability method was used and overall reliability coefficient of 0.97 was established. Data for the study were collected with the help of four research assistants. Data collected were analyzed using mean and standard deviation to answer research question while ANOVA was used to test the hypothesis. The study found that availability of regular training programme, ease of access to training institutions, freedom to attend workshop, seminars and conferences, freedom to organize students for academic interaction, provision for academic staff coaching, linkages with modern business organizations for training collaboration and academic staff mentoring among others are the business educators’ career advancement job satisfaction for achieving viable business education in tertiary institution Nigeria. The result of the hypothesis showed that there was no significant difference in the mean ratings of business educators in the polytechnics, colleges of education and universities on the business educators’ career advancement job satisfaction for achieving viable business education programme in tertiary institutions in Nigeria. Based on the findings, it was recommended, among others, that management of tertiary institution in Nigeria should develop policy regarding career development opportunities in tertiary institutions that can enhance job performance of business educators in tertiary institutions
Keywords: Business Education, Job Satisfaction, business educators, career advancement
Influence of Mentoring On Professional Commitment of Business Educators in Tertiary Institutions in Edo and Delta States, Nigeria (Published)
This study investigated mentoring and professional commitment of business educators in Edo and Delta States. One research question guided the study. Two null hypotheses were tested at 0.05 level of significance. The study adopted a descriptive survey design. A population of 231business educators was used for the study because the size was manageable. The instrument used for the study was a 10 item questionnaire. Cronbach Alpha was used to determine the reliability of the instrument and the result yielded aggregate reliability co-efficient of 0.87. Mean and standard deviation were used to answer the research question. The t-test was used to test null hypothesis 1 and analysis of variance (ANOVA) was used to test hypothesis 2. The finding revealed that mentoring practice did not influence the professional commitment of business educators in Edo and Delta States. The result of hypotheses testing showed no significant difference on professional commitment of business educators either by gender or types of tertiary institutions in Edo and Delta States. It was, therefore, recommended among others that management of tertiary institutions in Edo and Delta State especially of department of business education programme should compulsorily institute formal mentoring practice in addition to the available informal professional mentoring for business educators. This could help to give more opportunities to the young/inexperienced business educators to learn from the wealth of experience of the older and more experienced business educators so as to enhance their professional commitment. Also, management especially of department of business education programme need to urgently improve on the present professional mentoring practice for business educators by encouraging use of multiple mentoring among business educators in different tertiary institutions in Edo and Delta States.
Keywords: Management, business educators, professional mentoring