Self-Efficacy and Operational Sustainability of Oil Companies in Port Harcourt

Ukpong Uwem Johnson, Uchechukwu Odum, Tamunotiem Sibo Moses


We in this study, sought to examine the empirical link between self-efficacy as a dimension of psychological capital and operational sustainability in the Oil Companies in Port Harcourt. The population of the study consists of 207 Employees in the Oil Companies, due to the large size of the population, the Taro Yamane Sample size determination technique was used to determine the sample size of 135 employees, only the data of 121 respondents were finally used for data analysis. Empirical findings reveal that there is a positive significant relationship between the dimensions of psychological capital and the measures operational sustainability.  We recommended that psychological capital as it were has been observed as fundamental to initiating and sustaining operational effectiveness for employees therefore, psycho training programmes are recommended as a way of strengthening employee’s commitment to work while at same time ensuring growth schemes and goal focus. And that, the components of psychological capital as expressed are needed for employees to activate their steadfastness to work goals irrespective of the challenges associated. We further recommended that positive psychological capital is needed to stimulate confidence that ensures timely attention to tasks, with a deep sense of optimism to meet the set goals.  


Self-efficacy, Psychological capital, Operational sustainability, Self-esteem

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