Educational Research and Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Educ. Res. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1990-3839
  • DOI: 10.5897/ERR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2008

Full Length Research Paper

Promotion of academic relationship leadership practice and productivity of lecturers in public universities in Delta and Edo states, Nigeria

Patience OKORO
  • Patience OKORO
  • Department of Educational Management and Foundations, Delta State University, Abraka, Delta State, Nigeria.
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Nelson Ejiro AKPOTU
  • Nelson Ejiro AKPOTU
  • Department of Educational Management and Foundations, Delta State University, Abraka, Delta State, Nigeria.
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Romina Ifeoma ASIYAI
  • Romina Ifeoma ASIYAI
  • Department of Educational Management and Foundations, Delta State University, Abraka, Delta State, Nigeria.
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  •  Received: 06 March 2024
  •  Accepted: 05 April 2024
  •  Published: 30 April 2024

Abstract

The study investigated the promotion of academic relationship leadership practice and productivity of lecturers in public universities in Delta and Edo states, Nigeria. Adopting an ex-post-facto design, it encompassed a population of 3,492 academic staff in four government-owned universities located in Delta and Edo States, Nigeria. A sample of 676 academic staff was selected through stratified random sampling techniques. The primary data collection instrument was a questionnaire with a high reliability coefficient of 0.97 achieved through the split-half method. The data obtained from the questionnaire were analyzed using correlation analysis. The findings revealed the existence of a positive and significant relationship between academic relationship leadership practice and the productivity of lecturers. Based on this result, the study recommended that academic leaders should create a friendly and warm environment that will engender and enhance the promotion of academic relationships to positively affect the productivity of academics.

 

Key words: Leadership, leadership practice, academic leadership, academic relationship, productivity, academic staff.