n IFE PsychologIA : An International Journal - Locus of control and self-esteem as predictors of teacher frustration in Lagos state secondary schools




Individual's perception of self has potential to enhance or impede his or her success at work. In view of this, there is a need to examine the relationship between locus of control and self-esteem as they jointly influence teachers' frustration in Lagos state, Nigeria. The participants were two hundred (200) teachers (100 males and 100 females) randomly selected from private and public secondary schools in Lagos state, South- Western Nigeria. Quantitative data were collected using some psychological scales namely: Index of self-esteem (ISE), Nowicki-Strickland Locus of Control Scale (N-SLCS) and Organizational Frustration Scale (OFS). Analysis of data with Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS-15.0) shows that self-esteem and locus of control jointly predicted ninety nine percent (99%) variance in teachers' frustration. Also a positive significant relationship was found between teachers' frustration, self-esteem and locus of control. The implication of the findings of this study in terms of managing teachers' frustration were discussed and recommendations made that organizations should make efforts to raise their employees' self-esteem and locus of control right from engagement to disengagement stage.


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