International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

ICT Competence and Lecturers’ Job Efficacy in Universities in Cross River State, Nigeria
Dr. Charles P. Akpan

The study sought to find out the influence of ICT competence on lecturers’ Job Efficacy in two Nigerian universities. Two hypotheses were formulated to guide the study. The sample of the study consisted of 500 university teachers randomly sampled from a population of 1,795 teachers. Data for the study were collected using ICT Competence and Job Efficacy Questionnaire (ICTCJEQ). The data were analyzed using Chi-square and One-way Analysis of variance (ANOVA) statistical techniques. The results of the study revealed that male and female lecturers did not differ significantly in their level of ICT competence. Lecturers with high ICT competence were found to be more efficacious in classroom instruction, research/publication, communication and recordkeeping than those with moderate and low ICT competence. The findings of this study revealed that the level of ICT competence of lecturers significantly enhanced their job efficacy. Premised on these findings, it was recommended that lecturers should be well motivated to develop their ICT competence as this has been found to improve job efficacy for high productivity. University management should encourage lecturers to participate in ICT training programs and ICT facilities should be provided in lecturers’ offices to enhance their job efficacy.

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