Locus of control and occupational stress among the workers of Kampala Capital City Authority
Nabirye, Michelle Mugomba
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The purpose of the study was; to find out the relationship between locus of control and occupational stress among employees of Kampala Capital City Authority. The study had the following objectives; To assess the concept of locus of control among the employees. To assess the level of occupational stress among the employees. To assess the relationship between locus of control and occupational stress. There were 100 employees at Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA). The findings in table 6 indicate that p = .016 ≤ 0.05, this means that there is a significant relationship between locus of control and stress. The results further indicate that the relationship between the two variables is positive ( r = .269). Therefore, I rejected the null hypothesis and concluded that locus. In conclusion, locus of control is a great determinant of occupational stress among employees of the organization. This is because it determines individual perception and comprehension of the stress causing situations at work. Employers are called upon to provide a conducive work environment for employees so as to minimize the chances of occupational stress. It was recommended that; more studies also should be conducted across different populations to identify sources of high occupational stress to improve on employee locus of control, which also enhances performance among employees in Uganda. Employees are also called upon to have a high sense of self-actualization so as to identify their locus of control to enable them potentially alleviate stress while at work. This can potentially increase their productivity.