Poor Attitude to Work in the Nigerian Public Sector
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The aim of this study is to examine the causes and the effects of poor attitude to work in the public sector. The researcher adopted the functional theory propounded by Katz. The survey research method was adopted for the study. The population of the study was 110 while the sample size was 86. Data were collected from primary and secondary sources. The primary sources included the responses from the respondents of the questionnaires. Secondary sources included textbooks, journals and other published works. The major instrument for data collection was the questionnaire. Data were presented and analyzed using tables as frequency distribution. The major findings of the study were that the causes of poor attitude of workers in their job were due to unconducive working environment, work-stress, lack of motivation, poor supervision and irregular salary. The effects of poor attitude to work in the public sector include slow decision, low productivity, low profitability, customer complaints and employees turnover. The researcher therefore recommends that for workers to develop positive attitude to work, there should be good working condition, proper remuneration, adequate supervision, and effective orientation.