Research Papers/Topics in Industrial Psychology

The Influence of Shift Work and Occupational Stress on Job Satisfaction among Police

ABSTRACT  The study investigated the influence of work and occupational stress on employee’s job satisfaction. Two hundred and fifty (250) participants were used for the study. Two hypotheses involving shift and non-shift work, high and low occupational stress were tested. Two instruments were used to measure the variables of interest. A 2 x 2 factorial design was adopted resulting in the use of 2-way ANOVA for data analysis. The result shows a statistically significant influence of shift ...

Psychological Ownership and Organizational Trust as Predictors of Organizational Citizenship Behaviour Among Bank Workers

ABSTRACT The study was a cross-sectional design to investigate psychological ownership and organisational trust as predictors of organisational citizenship behaviour (OCB) among bank workers to increase the understanding of the ability of psychological ownership and organisational trust to predict citizenship behaviours in organizations. The following hypotheses were stated: that psychological ownership will not significantly predict organisational citizenship behaviour of Bank workers and th...

Psychological Contract Breach, Work-Family Conflict and Self efficacy as Predictors of Pro-Social Behaviour of Bank Employees

ABSTRACT The study investigated psychological contract breach, work-family conflict and selfefficacy as predictors of pro-social behaviour. Two-hundred and seventy one (271) bankers from six banks located in Port-Harcourt were used for the study. Four instruments were used, they include: Psychological Contract Breach Scale, Work-Family Conflict Scale, Self-Efficacy Scale and Pro-Social Behaviour Scale. Three hypotheses were postulated and tested. The findings showed that the first hypothesis ...

The Effect of Family Responsibilities on the Work Commitment of Professional Women Workers

ABSTRACT This study investigated the effect of family responsibility on work commitment of professional women workers. Two hundred (200) women employees engaged in the financial institutions were used as participants. One hundred and twenty (120) were unmarried while eighty (80) were married. Among the married ones, thirtyeight (38) had children while forty-two (42) had no child. The participants were selected using stratified random sampling method. The instrument that was used is the Organi...

Role of Shift Work, Marital Status and Age on Work Stress Among Nurses in Public Hospitals

ABSTRACT This study investigated role of shift work, marital status and age on work stress among Nurses. One hundred and eighty eight (188) nurses drawn from the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH), Enugu participated in the study. Participants were within the age 20-60 with the mean age of 40 years. The first hypothesis is stated that the nurses on shift work would not differ significantly from nurses on non shift work on work stress. The second hypothesized that married nurses wo...

Life Satisfaction, Social Support and Religiosity as Predictors of Pre-Retirement Anxiety

Abstract This study investigated life satisfaction, social support and religiosity as predictors of preretirement anxiety among civil servants in Enugu metropolis. Two hundred and twenty eight (228) prospective retirees comprising 145 males and 83 females, with age range of 45 to 60 years (M = 52.41; SD = 4.83) were sampled using purposive sampling technique. Four instruments were used for data collection, namely; The Satisfaction with Life Scale (SwLS), Religious Commitment Inventory (RCI-10...

Employee Perceptions and Attitudes Towards Organizational Change: A Study of Selected Organisations in Ghana

ABSTRACT  The study examined the impact of employee perceptions and the type of change their organisation is undergoing on their attitudes toward organisational change. Specifically, the study aimed to identify possible relationships between these perceptions and employee attitudes. It also sought to determine which of the perceptions are stronger, to ascertain differences between mangers and non-managers attitudes towards change and to find out whether the type of change the organisation is...

The Influence of Organizational Trust and Organizational Empowerment On Employee Job Involvement at A Multinational Organization in Ghana; The Moderating Role of Job Insecurity

ABSTRACT The purpose of the current study was to examine the relationship between organizational trust and organizational empowerment on employee job involvement. A random sample of 192 workers from the Nestle Ghana Limited participated in the survey. The moderating effect on the relationship between organizational trust and organizational empowerment on employee job involvement was also examined. It was hypothesized that, the presence of organizational trust and organizational empowerment w...

Social Capital, Perceived Organizational Politics, And Workplace Crime: A Study Of Workers At The Driver And Vehicle Licensing Authority In The Eastern And Greater Accra Regions Of Ghana.

ABSTRACT This study examined the relationship between social capital, perceived organizational politics and workplace crime. In addition, the study explored the mediating role of social capital on the relationship between perceived organizational politics and workplace crime. Using the crosssectional survey design, a total of one hundred and fifty employees from the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority were conveniently sampled and tested. The hypotheses were tested using Pearson Product M...

Risk Perception, Risk-Taking Attitude and Risky Driving Behavior Among Drivers in Ghana

ABSTRACT The study investigated the relationship between driver’s risk perception, risk-taking attitudes and risky driving behavior. The purpose of the study was to explain the variance in risky driving behavior, an outcome variable, as accounted for by risk perception and risk-taking attitude and to expand the knowledge of these personality factors (risk perception and risk-taking attitude) that contribute to the increased levels of road traffic accidents in Ghana. The cross-sectional sur...

Role Of Cultural Variations, Self-Esteem And Gender In Work-Family Conflict

ABSTRACT The research study investigated the roles of cultural variations, self-esteem and gender in workfamily conflict. Seven hundred and thirty six (736) self selected workers drawn from six randomly selected federal institutions in three geo-political zones in Nigeria participated in the study. The institutions include: Bayero University Kano and Kaduna polytechnic (Both in North-West Nigeria), Federal University of Technology Owerri and University of Nigeria Nsukka (Both in South-East N...

Work-Life Interference, Psychological Conditions, Work Engagement And Turnover Intention At A Uranium Mine In Namibia

ABSTRACT Psychologists have long been concerned with the well-being of people and how it can be achieved. There are various routes to well-being, for example, via pleasure, engagement, accomplishment and meaning. This study focuses on the second route to well-being, namely engagement in the work context, and specifically the relation thereof to work-life interference. Interference of employees’ work with their home and home with work is an important factor impacting their work engagement. ...

Career Choice: A Challenge For High School Students.

ABSTRACT This thesis investigates career choice from an industrial-psychological perspective in Namibia. The research question aimed to investigate whether Namibian youth are aware of the need to make career choice and whether they do make conscious career decisions. To assess career development and choice of students, Super’s Career Development Theory was employed as the theoretical framework for this study. Only students in Grade 12 from two previous disadvantaged schools in Windhoek were...

The Relationship Among Psychological Empowerment, Job Satisfaction And Organisation Job Satisfaction And Organisational Commitment Of Staff Members At The University Of Namibia

Abstract: The ability of organisations to be innovative and to empower their employees would lead to the organisation gaining that competitive edge. The process would start with managers feeling empowered and committed to the organisation (Bhatnagar, 2005). Thomas and Velthouse (1990) defined psychological empowerment as a set of four cognitions reflecting an employee’s orientation to his/her role in terms of meaning competence, self-determination and impact. Job satisfaction is defined as ...

Work-Life Interference, Psychological Conditions, Work Engagement And Turnover Intention At A Uranium Mine In Namibia

ABSTRACT Psychologists have long been concerned with the well-being of people and how it can be achieved. There are various routes to well-being, for example, via pleasure, engagement, accomplishment and meaning. This study focuses on the second route to well-being, namely engagement in the work context, and specifically the relation thereof to work-life interference. Interference of employees’ work with their home and home with work is an important factor impacting their work engagement. T...


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