Lecturer’s variables and patterns of relationship in universities in cross river state
Ekpang, Pauline Unwada
The study is centered on examining lecturer’s variables and patterns of relationship in universities in cross river state. To achieve this objective, three research questions and three hypothesis were stated. Literature was reviewed according to the sub variables of the study. The study adopted a survey research design with a stratified and purposive sampling technique to select a total of 434 staff from two public universities in Cross River State. The researchers developed a questionnaire titled ‘ Lecturers Characteristics and Pattern of Social Relationship Scale (LCPSRS) for stat collection. The questionnaire was validated by three experts in Measurement and Evaluation and the reliability of the sub scales were established using Cronbach alpha and the result showed that the coefficient of the sub scales were high for the instrument to be adjudged reliable. The data were collected by the researchers and were analysed using independent t-test and one way analysis of variance and the result academic staff gender and professional ranks influence their pattern of relationship but age was not found significant in influencing pattern of relationship. Thus, it was recommended among other things that atmosphere of social relationships should be created periodically that can aid the younger professional enjoy from the expanse of academic wealth in the system.