Job Satisfaction of Information Technology Artisans in Nigeria

  • Williams Nwagwu University of South Africa Department of Information Science Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa, Dakar, Senegal
Keywords: artisans, information technology, job satisfaction, Nigeria


The support for information technology (IT) artisanship is growing in Lagos and other parts of Nigeria despite evidence that the income and the achievement opportunities are very low. The objective of this study was to examine the job satisfaction among IT artisans in Lagos, Nigeria. Data were collected from 300 respondents using a researcher-administered questionnaire. Maslow’s hierarchy of needs theory was deployed. However, the hierarchies were considered independent variable groups and not a linear fashion as suggested by Maslow. The respondents reported that they are not satisfied with their jobs. They, however, reported the trendiness of IT and the expectation of a breakthrough in their jobs as the basis for choosing to remain in their jobs.