n IFE PsychologIA : An International Journal - Effects of felt obligation on occupational burnout among employees of post-consolidation banks in Akure, Nigeria

Volume 18, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1117-1421



Most researches on post-consolidation in the Nigerian banking industry focused more on how it affects the health of banks and employees' job attitudes, and productivity. Less research attention has been paid on the health of bank employees in the post-consolidation era. This study investigated the extent to which felt obligation affect occupational burnout of post-consolidation bank employees. Data were collected from 162 (89 males; 73 females) post-consolidation bank employees. The correlation results indicated that felt obligation was positively related with occupational burnout. Hierarchical regression revealed that felt obligation significantly predicted occupational burnout such that high felt obligation led to an increased level of occupational burnout. It was concluded that post-consolidation competitions among banks led to an increased level of felt obligation in bank employees, which translated to a high level of occupational burnout.

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