PREVAILING PSYCHOLOGICAL ORIENTATION AMONG NIGERIANS

THE IMPEDIMENT TO EFFECTIVE PUBLIC PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

  • Harry Obi-Nwosu, Ph.D Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria
Keywords: under-developed country, national interests, cognitive behavioural approaches

Abstract

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.

Author Biography

Harry Obi-Nwosu, Ph.D, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria

Department of Psychology

Published
2018-07-07
How to Cite
Obi-Nwosu, H. (2018). PREVAILING PSYCHOLOGICAL ORIENTATION AMONG NIGERIANS. Practicum Psychologia, 1(1). Retrieved from https://journals.aphriapub.com/index.php/PP/article/view/75
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