Emotional Intelligence as Correlate of Pre-Retirement Anxiety among Public Employees in Benin Metropolis

  • Abiodun Emmanuel Abidoye, PhD Department of Public Administration College of Management and Social Sciences Glorious Vision University, Ogwa, Edo State, Nigeria

Abstract

The researcher investigated emotional intelligence as correlates of pre-retirement anxiety among public employees in Benin Metropolis. Descriptive survey design with correlational type was used in the study. To address the problem of the study, two hypotheses were formulated and tested at 0.05 level of significance. The population of the study consisted of 325 public servants in Edo State civil service who had five (5) years or less to their retirement period either by age or length of service out of which 102 were selected using multi-stage random sampling and this made up the sample of the study. The data collected were analysed, using Cronbach Alpha Statistical procedure to determine its reliability and the instrument obtained a coefficient value of .89 was obtained for pre-re-retirement anxiety scale while .90 was obtained for emotional intelligence scale. The findings showed that there was significant relationship between emotional intelligence and pre-retirement anxiety while there was no significant relationship between sex and pre-retirement anxiety among public employees in Benin metropolis. Based on the findings, it was recommended amongst others that, government should introduce pre-retirement seminars, workshops on emotional intelligence to equip would-be retirees to be better prepared for retirement.

Author Biography

Abiodun Emmanuel Abidoye, PhD, Department of Public Administration College of Management and Social Sciences Glorious Vision University, Ogwa, Edo State, Nigeria




Published
2022-09-04
How to Cite
ABIDOYE, PHD, Abiodun Emmanuel. Emotional Intelligence as Correlate of Pre-Retirement Anxiety among Public Employees in Benin Metropolis. SAU JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT AND SOCIAL SCIENCES, [S.l.], v. 7, n. 3, p. 39-47, sep. 2022. Available at: <https://journals.sau.edu.ng/index.php/sjmas/article/view/822>. Date accessed: 30 sep. 2022.