Management style, performance and effectiveness of librarians in state institutions of learning in Western Visayas

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Author: Divinagracia, Delia P.

Accession Number: 516D

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Author No: D

Copyright Year: 1993

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This research looked into the management styles, performance and effectiveness of the 26 librarians of the eight state institutions of learning of Western Visayas. The study further ascertained the relationship of the management styles, performance, and effectiveness of the librarians as perceived by themselves and by their staff. The association of educational qualification, managerial experience, library science training, numbers of dependents, size of staff and number of clientele served was likewise investigated. The descriptive-cor relational method of investigation was used in the attempt to find out whether certain differences and correlations existed among the data gathered for the study Responses to the three Likert-scale American made tests: Blake and Mouton's T-P Leadership Roger Fritz' Performance Appraisal and Managerial Effectiveness Rating Scale, were rated on a poor to outstanding continuum. Content and construct validity of instruments were confirmed by factor analysis. Means and standard deviation were used to determined the management styles, performance and effectiveness. The t-test for significant differences of perceptions of two level categories and the Pearson-r for determining the significant correlations of management styles, performance, and effectiveness were used. Significance level was set at .05 for all computerized tests. Both groups of respondents, for all categories perceived the librarians of the state institutions in Western Visayas to be generally compromiser managers of very satisfactory performance, and managerially effective. Significant differences existed among the librarians managing big staff size and small staff size in the staff's perception of the librarians ' work performance. Correlations between management style and work performance, management style and managerial effectiveness, and work performance and managerial effectiveness were all positive. However, only the librarians' work performance and managerial effectiveness were significantly correlated as perceived by both their staff and themselves


Keywords: Management, Management Styles, Managerial Effectiveness, Work Performance, Librarians

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