Chinelo Helen Ogwuche, Terhide Jude Tyohena, Elijah Uchechukwu Eze


This study investigated the influence of psychological ownership, self esteem and organizational trust on job satisfaction among academic staff of Benue State University Makurdi. Four research objectives, questions and hypotheses were generated to guide the study. The study was a cross-sectional survey design. A total number of 210 participants were purposive sampled using Raosoft’s formula to determine the sample size from the population out of which 84 (38.2%) were males and 126(57.3%) were females. Age ranged from 35-64 with the mean of 2.7, (SD=.64184). Psychological Ownership Questionnaire (POQ) developed by van Dyne and Pierce (2004), Rosenberg’s Self-Esteem Scale developed by Rosenberg (1965), Organizational Trust Questionnaire proposed by Paliszkiewicz, (2010) and Minnesota Satisfaction Questionnaire (MSQ), developed by Weiss, Darwiss, England and Lofquist (1967) were used to collect data for the study. Data analysis was done using Linear and Multiple Regression Analysis via the Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS). Finding revealed that psychological ownership significantly predict job satisfaction among academic staff of Benue State University Makurdi [R = .175, R2 = .031, F = 6.565; P<.05]. Therefore, hypothesis one was confirmed. Also result revealed that self-esteem significantly predict job satisfaction among academic staff of Benue State University Makurdi [R = .377, R2 = .142, F = 34.564; P<.05]. Therefore, hypothesis two was confirmed. Furthermore, result shows that; organisational trust significantly predict job satisfaction among academic staff of Benue State University Makurdi [R = .448, R2 = .201, F = 52.310; P<.05]. Therefore, hypothesis three was confirmed. Finally, result revealed that psychological ownership, self-esteem and organisational trust jointly predicts job satisfaction among academic staff of Benue State University, Makurdi [R = .579, R2 = .336, F = 34.681; P<.05]. Therefore, hypothesis four was confirmed. Based on the findings of this study, the following recommendations were thereby advanced amongst others: Institutional organizations should strive for a consistent message, which makes the employees feel that they are taken serious as and deserve to be owners.


Psychological Ownership, Self Esteem, Organizational Trust and Job Satisfaction

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