IMPACT OF PSYCHOLOGICAL EMPOWERMENT AND STRESS COPING STRATEGIES ON WORK PERFORMANCE OF INDUSTRIAL WORKERS IN OWERRI
This paper looks at the role of psychological empowerment and stress coping strategies on work performance. The paper tries to examine how psychological empowerment and stress coping strategies can improve work performance in an organization. Two hypotheses were tested. There will be no statistical significant difference in work performance amongst employees with high level of psychological empowerment and those with low level of psychological empowerment. There will be no statistical significant difference in work performance amongst employees with adaptive stress coping strategies and those with maladaptive stress coping strategies. The design of the study was a cross sectional survey design and a 2-Way Analysis of Variance was used to analyze the result. The hypotheses were all rejected. The results confirm the need for the management of organization to allow subordinates and line officers to contribute in decision making and day to day running of organizations.