Stressors, Affectivity, and Self-efficacy as Predictors of Librarians’ Thriving at Work
Jolo Van Clyde, Abatayo1, Al Stephen Lagumen2, Joel Potane3
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Capitol University Graduate School
Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines1-3
Academic librarians are important drivers of academic achievement, research advancement, and community success. This study investigated the effect of librarians’ stressors, affectivity, and self-efficacy on thriving at work. The study utilized a descriptive-correlational research design. The respondents were the one hundred ten (110) academic librarians in the higher education institutions of Caraga Region and Northern Mindanao who were chosen using a clustered sampling technique. Five modified questionnaires were utilized for data gathering. Findings discovered that there was a collective significant effect of the stressors, affectivity, and self-efficacy on the librarians’ thriving at work in both vitality and learning dimensions. The study recommends that the leadership in higher education institutions must show their support to the academic librarians and expose them to training that is geared towards improving their affectivity and self-efficacy to motivate them to perform better at work. When librarians positively view work-related stressors, learn how to manage and control their emotions, and believe in their ability to solve work-related problems, they can thrive in the workplace and thus function more effectively and efficiently. One of the study’s limitations is its failure to consider the effect of stressors, affectivity, and self-efficacy to work productivity and professional development. These factors may be explored in future studies. Qualitative studies about thriving at work and the various variables that can predict this significant condition may be explored to understand deeply its existence and relevance in the workplace.
Keywords: Thriving at Work, Work Stressors, Self-Efficacy, Affectivity, Librarianship