International Journal of
Library and Information Science

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Lib. Inf. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2537
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJLIS
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 242

Full Length Research Paper

An evaluation of library staff involvement programmes: A study with reference to S.D.M institutions in Dharwad, Karnataka, India

Poornima G. Rao
Assistant Librarian, Dharwad, Karnataka, India.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 18 March 2011
  •  Published: 30 April 2011



External commitment is a psychological survival mechanism for many employees. It is a form of ‘adaptive behaviour’ that allows individuals to get by in most work environments. Because of the cross-sectional design of the present research study it could not assess true causality, but rather associations between the variables of interest.  It may be that the direction of causality is reversed; job satisfaction, job involvement, organisational commitment or work stress may actually influence an individual’s sense of involvement adversely.


Key words: Evaluation of library staff, key determinant, Karnataka, India.