PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL AND PUBLIC SECTOR PRODUCTIVITY IN NIGERIA: LESSONS FROM A MILITARY SERVICE UNIT

G. M. Dyaji, J. Ibietan, U. D. Abasilim

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The objectives of this paper are to examine the relationship between performance appraisal and public sector productivity and the extent to which the implementation of performance appraisal affects productivity in Nigeria, using a military service unit as the focus. The utilisation of descriptive survey design, backed by Pearson’s Moment Correlation Coefficient (PPMC) for hypotheses testing greatly impacted data collection, analyses, findings and recommendations of the paper. The adoption and application of organisational justice theory as framework of analyses invigorated the discussions and suggestions to make performance appraisal criteria unambiguous, less cumbersome for the Appraisee and Appraiser. Additionally, Appraisers require re-training to effectively identify core indices of work performance which engenders better appraisal outcomes.

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Fairness, Nigeria, Performance appraisal, Productivity, Public sector

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