Advances in Management and Applied Economics

Transformational effects of upgrading Nigerian Colleges of Education to Universities in the globalization era: A perspective of staff psychological well-being

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    Nigeria`s Colleges of Education are presently losing interest in affiliation processes of Universities under which they award Bachelor and other degrees to their teaming students` population. This may not be unconnected with the excesses of these institutions in sharing proceeds from the fees paid on accredited courses, restriction on highly demanded courses, teaching condition aside enhanced curriculum and subject content caused by change in the education system. The staff was the most affected. This study explains the effects of transformation and personal growth initiative on staff well-being. It adopts descriptive survey design using two data validated instruments. Participants (Male=250, Female=175; Mean age=22, 40; Standard Deviation = 4.56) were drawn from six units-Non-teaching and five Schools in Tai Solarin College of Education, Ijagun, Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State, Nigeria. Multiple regression and t-test statistics were used. The result indicated that of the two independent variables, Personal growth initiative was not a good predictor of psychological well-being.