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Ergonomics as Determinant of Workplace Attitude of Librarians in Federal Universities in Southern Nigeria

Asaolu, Aderonke Olufunke and Ikonne, Chinyere N. (2022) Ergonomics as Determinant of Workplace Attitude of Librarians in Federal Universities in Southern Nigeria. Covenant Journal of Library and Information Science (CJLIS), 5 (1).

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Abstract Purpose: The study was carried out to examine the influence of ergonomics and its attendant symptoms on workplace attitude of librarians in federal university libraries in Southern Nigeria. Methodology: The research design adopted for the study was survey design. The population of the study was made collection of three hundred and seventeen (317) librarians from the 17 federal universities in southern Nigeria. Total enumeration technique was adopted for the study. The instrument for data collection was structured and validated questionnaire that was distributed to the 317 librarians that work in the federal universities in southern Nigeria but only 294 (92.7%) were found useable. Data gathered from this research study was analyzed using both Findings: Though the workstations were ergonomically compliant, some of the librarians still experience ergonomic symptoms at the lower back. Some also experience this at the shoulders, upper back, ankle/feet, knee, wrist/hands, and at the elbows. This connotes that some librarians in federal universities in southern Nigeria experienced ergonomic symptoms in diverse areas of the body such as lower back, shoulders, upper back ankle/feet, knee, wrist/hands and at the elbows. It was also found that that the ergonomics symptoms librarians experience do not influence their work attitude negatively.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ergonomics, Federal Universities, Librarians, Southern Nigeria, Workplace Attitude
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: ASAOLU
Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2023 14:09
Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 14:09

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