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Volume 18, Issue 2, 2010
Author Ike E. OnyishiSource: IFE PsychologIA : An International Journal 18, pp 303 –323 (2010)More Less
The study examined the impact of contingent employment on organizational citizenship behaviour. Seven hundred and fifteen (715) participants, drawn from a commercial bank and an oil company in southwest, Nigeria, participated in the study. Organizational citizenship behaviour (OCB) was assessed with a 21-item questionnaire reflecting two dimensions of citizenship behaviour; OCB directed at specific individuals in the organization (OCBI) and the one directed at the organization (OCBO). The results showed that employees in permanent employment exhibited higher citizenship behaviour than those in contract employment: F = 29.13, df = 1, 713, p < .001. The results were interpreted in relation to partial inclusion model and the findings were also discussed based on Nigerian socio-economic realities. The findings have implications for organizational researchers and practitioners who are seeking to improve organizational effectiveness through contingent employment and other alternative work arrangements.
Source: IFE PsychologIA : An International Journal 18, pp 324 –338 (2010)More Less
The paper content analyzed all available pension reform schemes in Nigeria as a matter of urgency as the public concern is growing over pension allowances. The need to carry out this research was exaggerated because most pensioners die while queuing to collect overdue arrears. It was argued that the public sector organization at both the federal, state, and local government levels and even private sector organizations, were failing woefully to meet up with payment of pension liabilities thereby retirees groaned under heavy survival burden and hunger before their monthly rights were given to them. The scourge of ''ghost pensioners'' has further aggravated the overgrowing pension crisis. The objective is to know how pensions for retirees were formulated. The study wants to recognize the value of the importance of the Nigeria pension Reform Scheme. In order to provide for the worker a proper guidance to the knowledge of what the pensioner's economic life will look like after work. These will adequately support his or her social life and possibly longevity or a prolonged life in retirement. Questionnaire, oral Interview supported by contents of previous publications collected on authoritative pension schemes in Nigerian books, documents and journals were used to aid gathering of data. A total of two hundred and twenty five respondents participated. Findings revealed that, a pensioner under old pension policy scheme (Defined Benefit Scheme) suffered neglect in receiving their gratuities and pensions. Many pensioners gave off the ghost before they could access reasonable percentage of their pension benefits. The paper recommended the use of a uniform pension scheme for both the public and the private sectors, and that retirement benefits should be funded by both the employer and the employee. Also, strict regulation of the activities of pension fund Administrators and National pension commission is to be established and charged with the responsibility for the regulation, supervision and effective administration of all pension matters in Nigeria.
Locus of control and self-esteem as predictors of teacher frustration in Lagos state secondary schoolsSource: IFE PsychologIA : An International Journal 18, pp 339 –351 (2010)More Less
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.