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n IFE PsychologIA : An International Journal - Locus of control, death anxiety and length of service of electricity workers in Nigeria

Volume 23, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1117-1421
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Abstract

This study investigated the relationship between locus of control and death anxiety among staff of an electricity company (Power Holding Company of Nigeria, Plc). Enugu. The participants were 80 workers drawn from Power Holding Company of Nigeria, Plc Okpara Avenue, Enugu 40 long serving staff, 40 short serving staff. Rotter (1966) locus control and Templer (1970) death anxiety questionnaires were used to collect the responses for the study. Correlation research design and Pearson Product-Moment Correlation Coefficient Statistics was used with age ranging from 22-53 years. The findings indicated, that there was a statistically significant relationship between internal locus of control and death anxiety among short serving staff of Power Holding Company Nigeria, (r= 0.84, 38, P<.05). The second hypothesis showed a significant relationship between external locus of control and death anxiety among short serving staff of Power Holding Company of Nigeria, Plc Produced (r=0.77, 38, P<.05). The third showed that there was a statistically significant relationship between internal locus of control and death anxiety among long serving staff of Power holding Company of Nigeria, plc (r=0.84, 38, P<.05) and the fourth also showed that there was a statistically significant relationship between external locus of control and death anxiety among long serving staff of Power Holding Company of Nigeria, Plc (r=0.86, 38, P<.05). The results were discussed. The limitations of the study were stated and suggestions made for future research.

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2015-01-01
2016-12-10

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