Demographic Variables as Predictors of Self-concepts in the Workforce of the University of Abuja


Demographic Variables as Predictors of Self-concepts in the Workforce of the University of Abuja


Benedict O. Onyiloa and Isaiah, I. Shamoa

aDepartment of Counselling and Educational Psychology, Faculty of Education, University of Abuja


Psychiatric Research and Reviews1

This descriptive study used non-teaching staff of the University of Abuja for the study. The main thrust of this work was to determine the predictors of self-concepts among staff on the basis of two demographic variables – gender and marital status. A sample size of one hundred and fifty participants was drawn for the study through stratified random sampling procedure. The sample size consisted of 74 males and 76 females. A modified version of workers/self-concept scale (WSCS) was adapted to generate data for the study. The 35-item instrument sought responses on various aspects of self-conceptsinvolving moral self, family self, self –satisfaction, self-criticism. Two null hypotheses were formulated to determine the predictors of self-concepts on the basis of gender and marital status. The results revealed that there was no significant difference in self-concepts among staff on the basis of gender and moral status. This implies that the two demographic variables, do not predict self-concepts among the generality of the university workforce. The t-values were not significant at .393 and .495 for gender and marital status respectively. The authors recommended among other measures a more elaborate and in-depts. study involving a heterogeneous sample to ascertain a more reliable influence of the two variables on self-concepts.


Keywords: Demographic variables, Predictors, Self-concepts and Workforce.


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Benedict O. Onyilo and Isaiah, I. Shamo. Demographic Variables as Predictors of Self-concepts in the Workforce of the University of Abuja. International Journal of Psychological Research and Reviews, 2020, 3:27. DOI: 10.28933/ijprr-2019-06-1905


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