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Workplace Spirituality, Computer Self-Efficacy And Emotional Labour As Predictors Of Job Satisfaction Among University Lecturers In Southwest Nigeria

DA Oluwole

Abstract




The study investigated the predicting effect of some psychological factors on lecturers' job satisfaction. One thousand, two hundred (1,200) university lecturers were collected from randomly drawn from the southwest Nigerian universities. Multiple regression analysis revealed that the independent variables (workplace spirituality, computer self-efficacy and emotional labour) were strong predictors of lecturers' job satisfaction. The result showed that there were significant composite effect of workplace spirituality and computer self-efficacy on job satisfaction among university lecturers. However, emotional labour could not predict job satisfaction. There should therefore, be an ongoing facilitation of self-development for lecturers through opportunities for computer skills acquisition, role identification and role performance to manage emotional labour and the cold fact that spirituality is a key player in human functioning.

Keywords: Workplace Spirituality, Computer Self-Efficacy, Emotional labour, Job Satisfaction, Southwest Nigeria

African Journal for the Psychological Study of Social Issues Vol. 11 (1&2) 2008: pp. 128-144



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