Moonlighting Among University Lecturers and Their Performance in the South-Western Nigeria

  •  Adedoyin Ologunde    
  •  Richard Akindele    
  •  Wasiu Akande    


The study examined the performance (in terms of teaching, project supervision and paper publications) and moonlighting among university lecturers in south-western Nigeria. Subject for the study were three hundred and forty-seven lecturers drawn from four public and two private universities in the south-western zone of Nigeria. The stratified random sampling technique was used in the selection of respondents from the rank of assistant lecturers upward. The questionnaire method was used to collect relevant data for the study. Data collected were analyzed using percentages, correlation analysis, t-test and two-way analysis of variance (ANOVA). The hypothesis tested showed that there is significant difference between the performance of the university teachers who moonlighting and those who do not in south-western Nigeria (t=3.51; p<0.05). The findings revealed that there is inverse relationships between the number of lecture hours and number of universities lecturers teach in (r=-0.137, -0.447; p<0.05). It also showed that there is significant difference in performance in terms of project supervision (F=7.687, 8.175; p<0.05), and number of paper publications (F=2.678, 4.581; p<0.05). The human resource management implication is that it is essential to design, implement and monitor, with the full participation of lecturers, effective, efficient and mutually reinforcing working condition sensitive policies and programmes, including development policies and programmes that will foster the empowerment and advancement of lecturers within the institution they are and at the same time train more hands for the universities to have enough lecturers to go round to prevent lecturers’ moonlighting.

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  • ISSN(Print): 1925-4725
  • ISSN(Online): 1925-4733
  • Started: 2011
  • Frequency: semiannual

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