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Title: Influence of locus of control on conformity to authority in a multicultural organisation: a case of iita nigeria
Authors: Ekore, J. O.
Issue Date: Sep-2001
Publisher: Department of Psychology, University of Ibadan
Abstract: The study investigated the influence of locus of control on conformity to authority in a multicultural organisation. A total of 112 respondents drawn from the employees of IITA Nigeria participated in the study. In all, 69 (representing 61.6%) were males, while 43 (38.4%) were females with mean ages of 34 and 31.2 years respectively. The survey study adopted the expost facto design. Data collection was done by using questionnaires which contained the locus of control scale and conformance to authority scale (both ,by Rotters; 1990) with reliability coefficient values of 0.67 and 0.70., respectively. The first hypothesis was-confirmed (t = 24.2, df = 110, p<.05) indicating significant difference on conformance to authority between high and low scorers on internal locus control. However, the second hypothesis was rejected (t = 1.61, df =- 110, p > .05), indicating no significant difference between females and males on conformance to authority. The overall findings however showed that most of the indigenous employees in the organisation scored above average in terms of, their conformance to authority
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