The study investigated job type, level of education, self-esteem and emotional intelligence as predictors of attitude to work among selected Nigerian artisans in Lagos State. The study was a cross-sectional survey research, which adopted an ex-post facto research design. A total of 200 artisans in Lagos comprising 42 electricians, 92 fashion designers, 32 mechanics and 34 hairdressers were used for the study. Questionnaire format was used for data collection in the study. The study was analysed using Factorial ANOVA for testing the hypotheses. The results showed that gender [F (1,199) = 32.49, SS = 531.96] has significant main effect on attitude on attitude to work among the artisans. Emotional intelligence [F (1,199) = 12.12, SS = 198.44] has significant main effect on attitude to work among the artisans. The study also revealed that self-esteem and emotional intelligence both have interactive effects on the dependent variables (i.e., attitude to work) among the artisans. The result also showed that job type, emotional intelligence and self-esteem [F (1,199) = 4.03, SS = 204.93] have significant interactive effect on attitude to work. It was also confirmed that education, emotional intelligence and self-esteem [F (1,199) = 7.76, SS = 151.12] have significant interactive effect on attitude to work.
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||International Journal of Educational Leadership|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|