K. R. E. Okoye, Azu Nwadiuko Okike


This study assessed attitude and self-efficacy as correlates of job performance and satisfaction of technical and vocational educators in North-east Nigeria. Four research questions guided the study. Four null hypotheses were tested at .05 level of significance. Correlational survey research design was adopted for the study. The study was carried out in Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Taraba and Yobe States tertiary institutions in North-east, Nigeria. The population for the study consisted of 163 technical and vocational educators from 22 federal and state-owned universities and colleges of education in North-east Nigeria. A structured questionnaire was used for data collection. The reliability of the instrument was established using Cronbach’s alpha formular which yielded reliability coefficient values of 0.88, 0.72, 0.85 and 0.77. Data were analyzed using Pearson Product Moment Correlation coefficient. The results showed that there is negligible and low positive relationship between attitude and job performance and satisfaction of technical and vocational educators in North-east Nigeria. There is moderate and substantial positive relationship between self-efficacy and job performance and satisfaction of technical and vocational educators. The study further revealed that there is significant relationship between attitude, self-efficacy and job performance and satisfaction of technical and vocational educators in tertiary institutions North-east Nigeria. Based on the findings, it was recommended among others that educational agencies and professional associations should collaborate with tertiary institutions to organize workshops and seminars for technical and vocational educators at regular interval to strengthen abilities to ensure effective performance by educators to achieve the objectives of tertiary education as entrenched in the National Policy on Education.

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