Fatigue severity and financial self-efficacy as predictors of pre-retirement anxiety among Nigerian nurses
This study investigated fatigue severity and financial self-efficacy as predictors of pre-retirement anxiety among Nigeria nurses. Two hundred and fifty-four staff nurses, comprising 60 men and 194 women, from six (6) hospitals in Southeastern Nigeria, were participants. Participants’ age ranged from 50 – 60 years (Mean = 55, SD = 8.93 years). Three instruments were used for data collection: Fatigue Severity Scale, Financial Self-efficacy Scale, and Preretirement Anxiety. Two hypotheses were postulated. Results of the analysis showed that fatigue severity was a significant predictor of preretirement anxiety. Nigerian nurses who reported high fatigue severity, also reported increased preretirement anxiety. Financial self-efficacy was not significantly related to pre-retirement anxiety, and it did not significantly predict pre-retirement anxiety. This paper makes an original contribution to research in the area of occupational mental health in the healthcare setting. It is possible that there may be moderator variables which will buffer the effect of fatigue severity on preretirement anxiety, hence this should be the direction for further studies in this area.