Malaysia-Nigeria Comparative Study on Locus of Control and Subjective Well Being Among Public Sector Organizations

Dr. S.M. Shariq Abbas, Ahmed Ibrahim Karage


The success of any organization is dependent on the personality of human resources it possesses. Besides other constructs of the personality, Locus of Control and the resultant Subjective Well Being among the employees determine their personal and organizational accomplishment. The two said concepts are comparatively studied in the Malaysian and Nigerian context among 117 government employees drawn from these two countries in the present paper. Variables were tested through statistical tools like Cronbachs Alpha, Split Half Method, Pearson Correlations (bivariate), One Way Analysis of Variance (ANOVA), simple means, standard deviation and percentages. Many similarities and differences were observed in the findings like internality of locus of control among Nigerians as compared to Malaysians, or on basis of age or other demographic factors. In todays globalized business environment, the study can be a beacon of light of human resource managers or organizational behaviour practitioners.


Malaysia; Nigeria; Locus of Control; Subjective Well Being; Employees.

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