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Perceived Job Insecurity and Task Performance among Bank Employees in Nigeria Banking Industry: The Role of Emotional-Intelligence and Self-Efficacy

Adewale A. Adekiya1 , Mukhtar Shehu Aliyu3, Bala Ado Kofar-Mata4, Idris Dahiru2,

Department of Business Administration and Entrepreneurship, Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria;

For correspondence:-  Adewale Adekiya   Email: wallacetoks@yahoo.com

Received: June 4, 2020        Accepted: June 19, 2020        Published: 25 June 2020

Citation: Adekiya AA, Aliyu MS, Kofar-Mata BA, Dahiru I, Perceived Job Insecurity and Task Performance among Bank Employees in Nigeria Banking Industry: The Role of Emotional-Intelligence and Self-Efficacy. Account Tax Rev 2020; 4(2):13-32 doi:

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This paper examines the relationship between perceived job insecurity and the task performance that is being exhibited by employees in the workplace. It drew insight from the Conservation of Resource Theory to argue that this relationship is mediated by self-efficacy and moderated by emotional intelligence with a view to providing an explanation for the inconsistent findings that have characterised previous studies. To achieve this aim, data will be collected between June and November 2020 from a total of three hundred and forty-one (341) bank employees who are randomly selected from three Money Deposit Banks in the Nigerian banking industry, from a total population of three thousand four hundred and six (3406). The three steps moderated mediated regression analysis would be utilised as an instrument of data analysis. The practical implication of the study is that the management of Deposit Money Banks in Nigeria and other nations, human resource professionals, government agencies such as the ministry of labour and productivity stands a chance to benefit from its outcome by having a better understanding of the importance of emotional and personality factors and how these factors may be employed to achieve a desirable level of employee performance in situations where employees are being faced up with threat from job insecurity.

Keywords: Perceived job insecurity, Self-efficacy, Task performance, Emotional intelligence, Bank employees

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