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JOB CHARACTERISTICS AND MARITAL STATUS AS FACTORS IN EMPLOYEE WELL BEING

A PROJECT REPORT SUBMITTED IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE AWARD OF DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (B.Sc.) HONOURS IN PSYCHOLOGY

BY

OMEJE, CHIBUZOR JUDE
2008/162085

DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY
FACULTY OF THE SOCIAL SCIENCES
UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA, NSUKKA

JULY, 2012.
TITLE PAGE

JOB CHARACTERISTICS AND MARITAL STATUS AS FACTORS IN EMPLOYEE WELL BEING

DEDICATION
This work is dedicated to the memory of my father Late Mr. George Omeje

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
It would take an ample space to express my profound gratitude to Almighty God for his love and grace which has led me through the right path. With deep sense of honour, I wish to thank my supervisor Dr. L.I. Ugwu whose effort can not be over emphasized. His suggestions and appraisal is the backbone of this work. I also wish to express my gratitude to my lecturers, Prof. P.N. Ibeagha, Rev. Fr. Prof. Mike Ifeagwazi, Dr. C. Uzondu, Rev. Sr. Dr. M.B. Nwoke, late Rev. Sr. Dr. Enukorah, Dr. I. E. Onyishi, Dr. P. C. Mefoh, Dr. L.O. Amazue, Dr. Val Eze, Dr. E. U. Onyiezugbo, Dr. C. Ugwu, Mr. J. Eze, Mrs J. Ugwu, Mr. A. A. Agbo, Ms. N. Obi, and Rev. Sr. Onyedibe C, for their academic and moral support throughout my stay in this university. Special thanks go to my parents late Mr. George & Mrs Ijeoma Omeje, Pa Vincent & Lolo Mercy Ogbu, Mr. Willifred & Mrs. Chineye Chukwuma, Mrs. Cecilia Omeje, Mr. Chibuzor Ezema, Mr. Onyeka Nwosu Mr. Onyebuchi Onah AKA (Hyman), Dr. Iyke onah, Engr. Mike Ezema and my sister Rita Omeje, for their spiritual, moral and financial support throughout my education. And also my friends and classmates who contributed in their various capacity in bringing this work to a success, Osumo Michael, Everest Okeneye, Okechukwu ugwu, Collins Ngala, Atuchukwu Obinna, Kelvin Ilechukwu, Uchegbu, Obi Osauzune, Ugochukwu Enebuse, Scholastica Ilechukwu. Finally my appreciations goes to the authors and publishers whose work and scholarly articles enriched my insight in preparing this work.

ABSTRACT
The role of job characteristics and marital status on employees’ well being was studied. One hundred and sixty five (165) participants were used for the study. Among the 165 participants were seventy three (75) males and ninety eight (90). Of this number, were 68 singles and 97 were married that are recruited from the banking sectors in Enugu the eastern part of Nigeria. The study was a survey research design. The data was collected through the use of questionnaires. Two way analysis of variance (ANOVA) was used to test the hypotheses. The first hypothesis stated that there would be no significant difference in well being between employees on different levels of job characteristics. The second hypothesis stated that there would be no significant difference in level of well being between employees who are married, and those who are single. Results showed that job characterisitics differences did not significantly influence well being [F(1,161)=.035, p>0.5]. Results also showed that marital status did not significantly influence on well-being [F ( 1,161) =1.769, p>0.5]. Finally, ANOVA results showed that there was no interaction of job characterisitics and marital status [ F ( 1,161) =.701, p>0.5]. Explanations were given for the findings based on models and empirical studies reviewed in the literature and suggestions for further research were made.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Title pagei
Dedicationii
Acknowledgementiii
Abstractiv
Table of contentv
Lists of tablesvi
CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION
Statement of the Problem1
Purpose of Study8
Operational Definition of Terms9
CHAPTER TWO REVIEW OF LITERATURE
Theoretical Review10...
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