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Topic: Industrial-Organisational Psychology
Description: Research into psychological and Social factors affecting Service delivery, Entrepreneurship, etc with specific preference for Health related issues in Industrial-Organisational Psychology .
|Ph.D (Industrial-Organisational Psychology)
|Psychology Department, University of Ibadan
Online Transaction and Entrepreneurial Self-Efficacy as Predictors of Psychological Distress during Covid-19 Lockdown
Literature is replete with factors affecting psychological distress in healthcare services, few is dedicated to small-scale businesses, moreover during the covid-19 lockdown. This study examined online transactions and entrepreneurial self-efficacy as predictors of psychological distress during Covid-19 lockdown among entrepreneurs. It was an expost-facto study conducted among 476 small business owners in Lagos State, using a cross-sectional design. Findings of the first hypothesis showed that small scale entrepreneurs that do not use online transactions during Covid-19 lockdown scored higher on the measure of psychological distress than their counterparts that use online transaction t= -3.02; df 474 ; P&.01 . The second hypothesis showed that small scale entrepreneurs with high self-efficacy scored lower on psychological distress t= -5.49; df 474 ; P&.01 . It was recommended that small businesses entrepreneur should appreciate their employees and have a programme of motivation for them so as to encourage them to work harder and enhance their self-efficacy.
ALAUSA WAHEED is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Psychology
ALAUSA has a Ph.D in Industrial-Organisational Psychology from Psychology Department, University of Ibadan