Leadership Group Preference and Its Effect on Staff Performance in Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island, Bayelsa State

Undutimi Johnny Dudafa


This study examined leadership group preference and organizational staff performance in Niger Delta University. The study was anchored on the Mcgregor theory X and Y. The cross-sectional survey design was employed and questionnaire was used as the instrument to collect primary data along secondary data. Multi-stage sampling technique was adopted for the study. The data were analyzed with descriptive statistics (frequencies, percentages, mean and standard deviation) and inferential statistics such as Simple Linear Regression and Binary Logistic Regression at P-0.05 level of significance. The study established that leadership group preference exerts 70.5% influence on organizational staff performance among non-academic staffs in Niger Delta University. Socio-demographic variables except faculty influenced leadership group preference. The study also discovered that respondents were dissatisfied with their work performance. The study concluded that leadership group preference to a large extent influenced organizational staff performance. The study recommended that practical efforts must be devised by management of Niger Delta University to discourage leadership group preference, promotion in workplace should be determined by merit not be sheer preference among others.


Leadership, Group preference, staff, performance

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/12275


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