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This study examined participation in decision making and job satisfaction among academic staff of University of Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria. One purpose of the study was stated and converted into one research question and statement of hypothesis. Literature review was carried out based on the variable understudy and the correlational survey research design was used in the study. The method of data collection was a 15 items four points rating scale questionnaire. A sample of 357 respondents was used in the study out of a population of 3,567 and the reliability index of the instrument was .87 using the Cronbach Alpha Reliability method. The statistical tool for data analysis was the Pearson’s Product Moment Correlation at .05 level of significance. The study’s result showed that there is a significant relationship between academic staff participation in decision making and job satisfaction in the study area. Based on the findings of the study, it was recommended that employees should always be updated with what is happening in the University; giving them credit and praise when they do good work or put in extra effort; they should be supported for extra training; and be permitted to attend regular meetings to discuss personal staff development issues if need arises.
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