PREVAILING PSYCHOLOGICAL ORIENTATION AMONG NIGERIANS
THE IMPEDIMENT TO EFFECTIVE PUBLIC PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
Nigeria has continued to be a poor and under-developed country because of improper management of the vast natural and human resources we are endowed with. Personal and sectional interests have overshadowed national interests and the resultant culture is laissez faire attitude towards anything designed for common good. This carelessness and corruption are overt manifestations of psychological states of public property managers such as: externality locus of control orientation, responsibility attribution away from self, poor mental health hygiene and 'the Nigerian factor'. Reversal of this trend of poor public property management can be effected through application of cognitive behavioural approaches as discussed.