Our Archives

Call 08068929770 or 08122972656 for any enquiries.

Project Topic:

THE INTERPLAY BETWEEN CONFLICT MANAGEMENT AND ACADEMIC STAFF PERFORMANCE

Project Information:

 Format: MS WORD ::   Chapters: 1-5 ::   Pages: 56 ::   Attributes: Questionnaire, Data Analysis ::   7 people found this useful

Project Body:

CHAPTER ONE

INTRODUCTION

1.1    Background to the Study

It is an established fact that the vision of Universities is to be pace-setting institutions in terms of learning, character building and service to mankind with a mission to produce competent and resourceful graduates with high moral standards in our society, and the total development of men and women in an enabling environment. Over the years universities have played dominant roles in developing the world. Universities are usually in the forefront of any social, economic and political challenges, especially with the power of research being focused on areas that will promote human development and solve existential problems (Amadi and Precious, 2015).

Conflict is constant and an inevitable part of any organization and the University system is not exempted. The concept of conflict is associated with the "conflict theory" as organizations deal with people competing for self-interest. However, strike, an extreme form of industrial conflict, can be avoided, but most organizations hardly ever plan to avoid or manage it even when they know it must occur. For example, government knows that Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) must go on strike on the expiration of ultimatum but government hardly ever thinks of preparing in advance to avoid the strike (Ezeagba, 2014).

According to Igbaji (2009), in an industrial relations system, conflicts arise between workers and managers chiefly because of their different ideologies and opposing interests. Students across various educational institutions of higher learning particularly in Lagos State are constantly faced with industrial actions either by the Academic or Non-Academic Staff. The disagreement or lack of understanding between government and academic community often result in deadlock that usually disrupt academic calendar with some dire consequences on academic staff performance of the institutions (Admin 2012).

Academic staff like all other industrial workers uses strike to drive home their demands. Between 1992 and 1995, the crises in Nigeria’s tertiary institutions took a turn for the worse (Amadi and Precious, 2015). According to Adeyemi (2010) the main aim of University education in Nigeria is to give very sound and qualitative education which will enable the individual to function effectively in any environment in which he finds himself. This objective that hinges on the performance of academic staff in the higher institutions is often being threatened with poor incentive schemes that deter workers commitment, motivation and satisfaction.

Conflicts will always occur but a well-managed conflict will not degenerate to violence. Since violence will not erupt without conflict as antecedents, one can assume that many of the conflicts in tertiary institutions is because their antecedents (causes) were not properly managed or that the conflicting parties did not explore the power of communication and conflict manager's personality in resolving the crises (Agbonna; Yusuf and Onifade, 2009). Hence, this study seeks to investigate the interplay between conflict management andacademic staff performance in Lagos State University.

1.2    Statement of the Problem

The economic downturn in Nigeria in the last two decades has led to poor salaries and wages for workers while in the face of this the government introduced minimum wage policy to cushion the effect. Despite all these, the attendant disparity in incomes and the resultant effect of inflation has produced great dissatisfaction and agitations among Nigerian workers, which has often resulted in incessant conflicts and industrial actions in almost every work place.

Lagos State University is faced with a myriad of problems ranging from inadequate facilities to lack of infrastructures. Other problems include: coping with increased students’ admission, inadequate funding, industrial actions between and among workers and government, personality factors, and the role of strike actions, that may hinder inter-personal relationships as well as performance of workers.

There seem to be divided opinion about the probable effect of conflicts among workers; Edinyang and Ubi (2013), Adavbiele (2015) assert that conflict is a leading cause of under-performance and low morale among academic staff in higher institutions. On the contrary, Olu and Dupe (2008), Obasan (2011) do not see conflict as being all negative as they posit that good conflict improves decision outcomes especially on task-related conflict and group productivity by increasing the quality through a constructive criticism, since most task related conflict allows the exchange of ideas and assist better performance among work force. Whether conflict is negatively or positively related to academic staff performance of Lagos State University for the present study is an issue that remains open to empirical investigation.

1.3    Objectives of the Study

The major objective of this research work is to ascertain the interplay between conflict management andacademic staff performance in Lagos State University. Other specific objectives of the study are:

1.      To examine the effect of conflict management on academic staff performance in Lagos State University.

2.      To examine the effect of strike action on academic staff commitment in Lagos State University.

3.      To find out if poor incentives scheme is a leading cause of workers dissatisfaction in Lagos State University.

4.      To explore the effect of academic staff conflict on students’ academic performance.

1.4   Research Questions

The following research questions are guides to finding answer to the problems under investigations.

1.      What is the effect of conflict management on academic staff performance in Lagos State University?

2.      To what extent does strike action have effect on academic staff commitment in Lagos State University?

3.      Is poor incentive scheme a leading cause of workers dissatisfaction in Lagos State University?

1.5    Statement of Hypotheses

For the purpose of the research work, the following hypotheses are formulated:

Hypothesis 1:

H0:      There is no significant relationship between conflict management and academic staffperformance in Lagos State University.

H1:      There is a significant relationship between conflict management and academic staffperformance in Lagos State University

Hypothesis 2:

Ho:     Strike action does not have an effect on academic staff commitment in Lagos State University

Hi:      Strike action has an effect on academic staff commitment in Lagos State University

Hypothesis 3:

H0:      Poor incentives scheme is not significantly related to workers dissatisfaction in Lagos State University

H1:      Poor incentives scheme is significantly related to workers dissatisfaction in Lagos State University


Get The Complete Project »

Project Department:

MORE EDUCATION FREE UNDERGRADUATE PROJECT TOPICS AND RESEARCH MATERIALS

Instantly Share this Project On Social Media:

CLOSELY RELATED EDUCATION FREE UNDERGRADUATE PROJECT TOPICS AND RESEARCH MATERIALS

THE IMPACT OF CLASSROOM PRACTICES ON SECODARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN OYO STATE

 Format: MS WORD ::   Chapters: 1-5 ::   Pages: 65 ::   Attributes: Questionnaire, Data Analysis, abstract  ::   6409 engagements

ABSTRACT This study investigated the classroom climate practices in public and private secondary schools in Ibadan West Local Government Area of Oyo State. There are 17 public secondary secondary ...Continue reading »

A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE IN FOOD AND NUTRITION IN WAEC & NECO EXAMINATIONS FROM 2006-2011

 Format: MS WORD ::   Chapters: 1-5 ::   Pages: 68 ::   Attributes: Questionnaire, Data Analysis, abstract  ::   4778 engagements

ABSTRACT This paper compares and examines the performance of secondary school students who were candidates in food and nutrition examinations of both the West African Examination Council (WAEC) and Na...Continue reading »

AN INVESTIGATIVE STUDY ON THE ATTITUDE OF SCHOOL ADOLESCENT STUDENTS TOWARDS GENITAL MUTILATION (A CASE STUDY OF EKET LGA AKW IBOM STATE)

 Format: MS WORD ::   Chapters: 1-5 ::   Pages: 65 ::   Attributes: Questionnaire, Data Analysis, Abstract  ::   4200 engagements

ABSTRACT The main focus of this study was to find out the attitude of in-school adolescents in Eket Local Government Area, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria towards female genital mutilation. In order to achi...Continue reading »

A CRITICAL ANAYSIS OF THE CAUSES AND EFFECTS OF MASS FAILURE IN MATHEMATICS IN SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS (A CASE STUDY OF UYO LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA)

 Format: MS WORD ::   Chapters: 1-5 ::   Pages: 70 ::   Attributes: Questionnaire, Data Analysis, Abstract  ::   5628 engagements

1.0 INTRODUCTION In recent years, student academic achievement in senior secondary school certificate examination mathematics. The word “Mathematics” is a Greek word, meaning things that ...Continue reading »

THE IMPACT OF LEGISLATION AND IMPLEMETATION OF EDUCATIONAL POLICIES ON TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS ( A CASE STUDY OF LAGOS STATE)

 Format: MS WORD ::   Chapters: 1-5 ::   Pages: 65 ::   Attributes: Questionnaire, Data Analysis, Abstract  ::   3712 engagements

ABSTRACT The study examined legislation and implementation of educational policies in Lagos State tertiary institutions. Descriptive research design was used. A questionnaire titled ‘Legislatio...Continue reading »

THE IMPACT OF E- LEARNING ON THE ACADEMIC PERFROMANCE OF UNDERGRADUATES (A CASE STUDY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF JOS)

 Format: MS WORD ::   Chapters: 1-5 ::   Pages: 70 ::   Attributes: Questionnaire, Data Analysis  ::   4753 engagements

ABSTRACT This study was designed to examine the impact of e-learning on academic performance In University of Jos. To seek their opinion on the students’ perception of e-learning and academic p...Continue reading »

What are you looking for today?

TESTIMONIALS:

  • 1. Favour Adeoti from Unimaid said "For the good deeds and help to students like me, may God almighty continue to bless u and empower you to do more. Thank u very much...".
    Rating: Excellent
  • 2. Saddiq Abubakar Shuaibu from ESAE BENIN UNIVERSITY said "I check your site because I want you to help do this project thank you".
    Rating: Excellent
  • 3. Temitope Olumide from UAM makurdi said "I can not believe i could trust online platforms but you prove to me that there are still some good people out there. Thank you Mr Donald".
    Rating: Excellent
  • 4. Topeola Atinuke from the bells said "hmmmm, not sure yet about all dis comment still working on dem yet....tank u".
    Rating: Average
  • 5. Michael G. from FUTO said "Good job boys!!! Great content. You guys just saved me. God bless u...".
    Rating: Very Good
  • 6. Favour from Ui said "I must say a job well done...Thanx so much for being honest..I will surely introduce your platform to my friends...".
    Rating: Very Good

Paper Information

Format:ms word
Chapter:1-5
Pages:56
Attribute:Questionnaire, Data Analysis
Price:₦3,000
Get The Complete Project »

Best Selling Projects

Our Archives