Academy of Entrepreneurship Journal (Print ISSN: 1087-9595; Online ISSN: 1528-2686)


Predicting Role of Job-Security and Academics Community Engagement of Selected Universities in Nigeria

Author(s): David Imhonopi and Abaye Friday Igbadumhe

Community service has been acknowledged as one of the core responsibilities of academics in higher institutions, along with research and teaching engagement. This study examined predicting role of job security and academics’ community engagement of selected universities in Southwest Nigeria. The study adopted both qualitative and quantitative methods of data collection that involves the use of questionnaire and interview as research instruments for data collection. A total of 545 questionnaires were retrieved from the faculty of six selected universities in this study and six senior academic staff (one each from the selected universities) were involved in an in-depth interview for qualitative data. Overall, the relationship between perceived job security and community service engagement of academic staff in the selected institutions was confirmed to be directly significant. It was recommended that deliberate effort should be made by the university management to create sense of job security among academics, in order to enhance their desire for community engagement.

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