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...

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...