Global Journal of Social Sciences Studies

Volume 5, Number 2 (2019) pp 168-178 doi 10.20448/807. | Research Articles


Employee Self-Esteem and Workplace Spontaneity in the Nigerian Hospitality Sector

Konyefa, Rachel 1 

Christopher Akpotu 1 ,

1 Department of Business Administration, Niger-Delta University Wilberforce Island Amassoma, Nigeria.


The need to further explore the understanding of human behaviour as a strategic means of facilitating functional workplace outcomes has been stressed. This study therefore scientifically examined the empirical relationship between employee self-esteem and workplace spontaneity in the Nigerian hospitality sector. The cross-sectional survey design was deployed hence, the questionnaire instrument was primarily used to generate data from a sample of 286 participants. The data were analyzed descriptively using mean scores and standard deviation. Inferential analysis was also done using the Pearson Statistic and regression. The results indicates a positive and significant relationship between employee self-esteem and workplace spontaneity. It was also found that assertiveness has greater impact with β=0.638 and t=3.913 on work place spontaneity. The study concluded based on the findings that employee self-esteem correlates with workplace spontaneity and it was therefore recommended amongst others that managers and other employees should build capacity in terms of psycho-social element, that ensures assertiveness.


Purposefulness Responsibility Spontaneity Assertiveness.


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