Values Orientation, Needs Satisfaction and Job Performance of Public Servants in the Cross River State of Nigeria

By Peter Unoh Bassey and Anne Emmanuel Omori.

Published by Organizational Cultures: An International Journal

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The purpose of this research was to examine the effect of values orientation and needs satisfaction on public servants’ job performance in Cross River State, Nigeria. Survey data collected from five hundred (500) public servants were used in the study. In all, four hypotheses were formulated covering the variables in the study. The Workers’ Values Orientation, Needs Satisfaction and Performance Questionnaire (WVANSAPQ) was used, and data collected was tested at the 0.05 level of significance using the Pearson Moment Coefficient. The results and data analysis indicated that values orientation and needs satisfaction had significant influence on public servants’ job performance. Consequently, the study recommended that the government and counselors as well as employers of labour should embark on reorienting workers, particularly public servants in the area of values orientation and counseling in the public sector in order to raise their level of awareness and consciousness to the variables in the study as a means of facilitating their job effectiveness in the 21st century.

Keywords: Values Orientation, Needs Satisfaction, Job Performance, Public Servants

Organizational Cultures: An International Journal, Volume 14, Issue 3-4, September 2015, pp.21-32. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published Online: September 4, 2015 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 472.521KB)).

Peter Unoh Bassey

Senior Lecturer, Department of Educational Psychology, University of Calabar, Calabar, Nigeria

Anne Emmanuel Omori

Assisstant Research Fellow, Institute of Education, University of Calabar, Calabar, Cross River, Nigeria