Locus of control: an employee job embeddedness implication for bankers in Nigeria

Published: Feb 25, 2020


Purpose: This study examined the relationship between Locus of Control (LOC) and Employee Embeddedness (EE) in Nigeria's selected commercial banks.

Research Methodology: The study adopted a survey research design with a population of 400 employees. The sample size was 190 was determined using Krejcie and Morgan formula. A questionnaire was the instrument for data collection, while the analysis was carried out using descriptive and inferential statistics. The hypothesis was tested at a 5% level of significance,

Results: Internal LOC has a statistically significant effect on sacrifice (R = .976; R-Square = .952; p-value < 0.05). Internal LOC makes it possible for employees to be more entangled in the organization, thereby making exiting the firms more difficult.

Limitations: Data was not collected from different regions in Nigeria, hence limiting the study's generalizability.

Contribution: This study represents the most recent LOC work, and it is novel in relating LOC to EE in Nigeria.

Keywords: Locus of Control, Internal LOC, Employee job embeddedness, Sacrifice

1. Locus of control
2. Internal LOC
3. Employee job embeddedness
4. Sacrifice
1 . Dibua Emmanuel Chijioke
2 . Nwanmuoh Emmanuel Ejiofo
3 . Chitom Racheal John-Akamelu
How to Cite
Chijioke, D. E., Ejiofo, N. E., & John-Akamelu, C. R. (2020). Locus of control: an employee job embeddedness implication for bankers in Nigeria. Annals of Management and Organization Research, 1(3), 251–260.


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