Fear of Negative Evaluation and Self-Efficacy as Social-Psychological Predictors of Job Involvement of Physically Challenged Persons in Anambra State, Eastern Nigeria (Biafra)

Abstract

The study investigated fear of negative evaluation and self-efficacy vis-à-vis job-involvement of physically challenged persons in Anambra State, Eastern Nigeria (Biafra). Participants were 32 sampled through multisystem sampling. Data were collected using valid/reliable Fear of Negative Evaluation, Self-Efficacy, and Job-Involvement Scales. The study had predictive design with regression statistics. Findings were that for physically challenged persons in Anambra State, Eastern Nigeria (Biafra): There was high fear of negative evaluation; Self-efficacy was relatively stable; Job-involvement was below average; Fear of negative evaluation significantly/positively correlated with their job-involvement; Self-efficacy significantly/positively correlated with their job-involvement; Fear of negative evaluation significantly/positively predicted job-involvement; and Self-efficacy significantly/positively predicted job-involvement. Recommendations: Self-efficacy of physically challenged persons should be boosted. Physically challenged persons should improve functional prowess, and refrain from self-pity.

Keywords: Anambra State, Job Involvement, Physically Challenged, Self-Efficacy, eastern-Nigeria (Biafra), fear-of-negative-evaluation

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