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n IFE PsychologIA : An International Journal - Psychological capital and achievement motivation as predictors of work engagement : a study of micro and small-scale entrepreneurs in Accra, Ghana - research

Volume 27 Number 2
  • ISSN : 1117-1421

Abstract

The study investigated psychological capital and achievement motivation as predictors of work engagement of micro and small-scale entrepreneurs in Accra, Ghana. A cross-sectional design was adopted where a convenience sample of 171 micro and small-scale entrepreneurs drawn from 106 micro and small-scale enterprises in Accra were administered a set of questionnaires measuring achievement motivation, psychological capital (comprising self-efficacy, hope, resilience and optimism) and work engagement. Pearson product moment correlation, standard and hierarchical multiple regressions were used to test the hypotheses. The results showed that psychological capital predicted work engagement, with self-efficacy accounting for the most variance in work engagement than resilience, optimism and hope. The significant role of psychological capital as a predictor of work engagement calls for the need for training programmes geared towards its development among entrepreneurs.

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2019-09-01
2020-04-05

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