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Perceived Supervisor’s Support and Job Insecurity as Predictors of Employee Anxiety

Tochukwu M. Oguegbe, N.C. Etodike, R. Ugwa


Organisational stability is central to the strength of human development and organizational effectiveness which enables sustainable nation’s development amidst global competitiveness. Hence this study examined perceived supervisor’s support and job insecurity as predictors of employee anxiety. The study participants comprised of 211 workers (86 males) and (125) females drawn through systematic sampling from two local government areas. These participants are of the mean age of 35.22, standard deviation of 3.22 and age range of 19-56yrs. The study made use of three questionnaires namely- Symptoms Distress Check List (SCL-90R,) Perceived Supervisor’s Support Scale and Job insecurity scale. The study adopted a correlation design with multiple linear regression as the statistics for data analysis. Findings indicated that the first hypothesis which stated that perceived supervisors’ support will positively and significantly predict employee anxiety was rejected at α = .194, P> .05 (N = 211). Findings also indicated that the second hypothesis which stated that job insecurity will positively and significantly predict employee anxiety was accepted at α = .007*, P < .05 (N = 211) and Findings also revealed that he third hypothesis which stated that supervisors’ support and job insecurity will jointly predict employee anxiety was accepted at r(1, 211) = .002*, P < .05. Hence, findings were discussed and recommendations made.

Keywords: Employee anxiety, Supervisor’s support, Job insecurity

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