Digital Devices And Job Performance Of Secretaries In Government Parastatals In Ekiti State, Nigeria
Oyerinde, David Oluseyi, Aina, Mathew Adebayo & Adeniran, Abigeal Olanrewaju
Department Of Vocational and Technical Education, Faculty Of Education, Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti Ekiti State, Nigeria Department of Office Technology and Management, Osun State College of Technology, Esaoke, Osun State, Nigeria
The study investigated the contribution of the digital devices to the job performance of secretaries in Government parastatals in Ekiti State Nigeria. The study also determined digital devices that were available for the job performance of secretaries and level of job performance of secretaries in government parastatals. Descriptive research design was used for the study. The population of the study consisted of all 196 secretaries in Ekiti State government offices. The instrument used for data collection was titled ‘Digital Devices and Secretary’s Job Performance Questionnaire (DDSJPQ)’ constructed on 4-point scale. The instrument was validated by two experts. The reliability of the instrument was established using test re-test method, which yielded reliability coefficient of 0.71. Data collected were analysed using mean, simple regression and Analysis of Variance (ANOVA). Findings of the study revealed that there were enough digital devices in government offices, contributions of the digital devices to the job performance of secretaries was not significant among others. It can be concluded that despite the availability of digital devices in government offices they contributed less to the job performance of secretaries in government offices. The study recommended among others that secretaries need to be trained on how to use digital devices so as enhance their job performance in the office.
Keywords: Digital devices, job performance, secretaries, office
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Oyerinde, D. O., Aina, M. A., & Adeniran, A. O. (2023). Digital Devices and Job Performance of Secretaries in Government Parastatals in Ekiti State, Nigeria. Shodh Sari-An International Multidisciplinary Journal, 02(02), 270–281. https://doi.org/10.59231/SARI7586
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Oyerinde, David Oluseyi, et al. “Digital Devices and Job Performance of Secretaries in Government Parastatals in Ekiti State, Nigeria.” Shodh Sari-An International Multidisciplinary Journal, vol. 02, no. 02, Apr. 2023, pp. 270–81. https://doi.org/10.59231/SARI7586.
Oyerinde, David Oluseyi, Matthew Adebayo Aina, and Abigeal Olanrewaju Adeniran. “Digital Devices and Job Performance of Secretaries in Government Parastatals in Ekiti State, Nigeria.” Shodh Sari-An International Multidisciplinary Journal 02, no. 02 (April 20, 2023): 270–81. https://doi.org/10.59231/SARI7586.
In view of the outcomes of the study, government at all levels are expected to provide relevant digital devices in all offices across all parastatals so as to enhance the job performance of secretaries at all times. Also, since digital devices are capable of adding value to the job performance of secretaries in government offices, regular training is therefore necessary for secretaries to be able to maximise potential that digital technologies offer. Besides, secretaries with low level of digital skills needs to be identified and adequate intervention training should be provided for them in a bid to catch up with their colleagues in the workplace. Finally, since the world of technology is dynamic, different training programmes should be put in place for secretaries to update their knowledge at regular intervals
About The Author
Dr Oyerinde David Oluseyi is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Vocational and Technical Education, Ekiti State University Ado Ekiti, Nigeria. His area of specialisation is Business Education. His teaching experience in the academic environment is over a decade. He has published more than 30 articles both in local and international reputable journals. He is a member of four professional academic associations.
Dr Aina Matthew Adebayo is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Vocational and Technical Education, Faculty of Education, Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti, Nigeria. His area of specialisation is Business Education (Office Technology and Management). He has published extensively in reputable academic journals both within and outside Nigeria. He has contributed chapters to books. He is a member of academic and professional associations.
Adediran Racheal Olanrewaju is a staff in the Department of Office Technology and Management, Osun State College of Technology Esa Oke. She is currently working on her Masters thesis. She has few articles to her credit.
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