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Appraisal of Relationship between Welfare Packages and Worker’s Performance in Selected Universities in Southwestern Nigeria

Kelekun Folasade F., Adewole Oluwasanmi


This work appraised relationship between welfare packages and worker’s performance in selected Universities in Southwestern Nigeria. It seeks to explore the socio-economic characteristics and the relationship between welfare packages and worker’s performance in selected universities in Southwestern Nigeria. Specifically, it identified socio – economic characteristics and evaluated the relationship between welfare packages and workers’ performance. Pre-set hypothesis was, there is no relationship between welfare packages and staff performance in universities in Southwestern Nigeria. South Western Nigeria consists of Lagos, Ogun, Oyo, Osun, Ondo and Ekiti states.The study population consisted of Academic and Non-teaching staff of the University of Ibadan, ObafemiAwolowo University, Ile Ife, Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti, LadokeAkintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Bowen University, Iwo and Covenant University, Ota. Structured questionnaire was used to obtain information from the staff of the selected Universities. Both descriptive and inferential statistical tools were employed in the study.Findings revealed that male dominate employment in the selected Universities. Also, each institution administered available welfare package in terms of: Passage appointment, Passage allowance, Salary allowance, Maternity leave, Medical care, Sick leave, Job security, Annual leave, Rent and housing allowance, Pension grant, Training opportunity, Academic leave. Affirmatively, there is statistically significant relationship between the identified welfare packages and staff performance. It was recommended that, there is need for the management of university to take cognizance of the importance of staff welfare packages, also borrow ideas and incorporation of those welfare packages that are found in other universities that are not included in their own.

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