Does Librarians’ Psychosocial Work Environment Matter to Research Productivity?


  • Adebowale Jeremy Adetayo
  • Beatrice Yemisi Ojokuku Federal Polytechnic Ede
  • Shade Odunola Babatunde Osun state polytechnic
  • Folashade Munirat Lawal Afe Babalola University



The study examined the influence of psychosocial work environment on the research productivity of librarians in universities in southwestern Nigeria. A descriptive survey research approach was utilised in the study. The population consisted of 363 librarians from all of southwestern Nigeria's university libraries. Data was analysed using descriptive and inferential statistics. Findings indicated that librarians' research productivity was high in of quantity of publication but low in terms of publications in Scopus/WoS. Librarians' psychosocial work environments were discovered to be psychologically and socially fit. The study concluded that librarians' research productivity was significantly positively influenced by their psychosocial work environment, and it therefore recommends that library management adhere to a planned work schedule to reduce librarian strain, and that procedures be put in place to ensure that librarians are not overly exposed to the critical life events of others.




How to Cite

Adetayo, A. J., Ojokuku, B., Babatunde, S., & Folashade Munirat Lawal. (2024). Does Librarians’ Psychosocial Work Environment Matter to Research Productivity?. Library Leadership & Management, 37(3).



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