Fear of Negative Evaluation and Self-Efficacy as Social-Psychological Predictors of Job Involvement of Physically Challenged Persons in Anambra State, Eastern Nigeria (Biafra) (Published)
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.
ENVIRONMENTAL BARRIERS AND JOB PLACEMENT OF THE PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED IN ORGANIZATIONS IN RIVERS STATE, NIGERIA. (Published)
This work focused on “Environmental Barriers and Job Placement of the Physically Challenged in Work Organizations in Rivers State, Nigeria”. The purpose was to investigate the extent to which the physical environment of work organizations posses as a challenged for the inclusion to the physically challenged in work organizations six selected organizations in Rivers State, Nigeria. The pilot survey, simple random sampling techniques, questionnaires were employed to select respondents. Primary and secondary data were used in the collection of data. Five research questions were raised. In analyzing data that addressed the research questions the descriptive method of analysis was used. The findings of the study includes: lack of policies and practices; Negative public perception; barriers of physical environment; discrimination; lack of records and on the job challenge. Based on these findings the study recommends among others that there should be domestic policies backed by appropriate legislation which will favour employment of the physically challenged; elaborate elimination of physical environmental barriers to enhance access to employment; promotion and sensitization of advocacy groups to enhance the protection of the rights and privileges of the physically challenged.