Climate Change Effects and Academic Staff Role Performance in Universities in Cross River State, Nigeria

Basil A. Akuegwu, Felix D. Nwi-Ue, Christian G. Nwikina


Climate change is a scourge that is attracting wide-spreadapprehension in the world today. Its harsh effect is felton how people, plants and animals live. This surveydesigned study is geared towards assessing the climatechange effects on academic staff role performance inuniversities in Cross River State, Nigeria. Two hypotheseswere isolated to direct this investigation. 300 academicstaff from the two universities (150 each) constitutedthe sample drawn from academic staff population of1,137. Data for analysis were generated using ClimateChange Effects Questionnaire (CCEQ) and AcademicStaff Role Performance Survey (ASRPS). Populationt-test and Pearson Product Moment Correlation (r)statistical techniques were used for data analysis. Resultsdisclosed that climate change effects on academic staffrole performance in universities in Cross River Stateare significantly high. There is significant relationshipbetween climate change effects and academic staff roleperformance. It was concluded that virtually all theaspects of academic staff role performance are affected byclimate change effects. On the strength of these findings,recommendations were made.

Key words: Academic staff; Climate change effects;Role performance; Universities


Academic staff; Climate change effects;Role performance; Universities

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