Journal of Forensic Science and Medicine

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 136--140

Impact of Locus of Control and Job Type on the Perception of Autopsy among Medical and Nonmedical Workers in a Nigerian Tertiary Health Institution


Uwom Okereke Eze1, Mfon E Ineme2, Helen O Osinowo3 
1 Department of Pathology, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria
2 Department of Psychology, University of Uyo, Uyo, Nigeria
3 Department of Psychology, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria

Correspondence Address:
Uwom Okereke Eze
Department of Pathology, University College Hospital, Ibadan
Nigeria

The impact of locus of control and job type on the perception of autopsy among medical and nonmedical workers in University College Hospital, Ibadan, was investigated. Ninety-two medical and 46 nonmedical workers from the hospital participated in the study. An ex post facto design was used. The Autopsy Perception Scale and Locus of Control Scale were used as instruments. The t-test result (t[136] = −2.03; P < 0.05) showed that hospital workers with an internal locus of control reported to have a more positive perception of autopsy than those with an external locus of control; the t-test result (t[136] = −2.29; P < 0.05) showed that medical workers reported a more positive perception of autopsy than nonmedical workers. However, the t-test result (t[136] = −0.82; P > 0.05) showed that there was no significant difference between workers who had had an autopsy conducted on their deceased relatives and those who had not. The results were discussed in line with existing literature.


How to cite this article:
Eze UO, Ineme ME, Osinowo HO. Impact of Locus of Control and Job Type on the Perception of Autopsy among Medical and Nonmedical Workers in a Nigerian Tertiary Health Institution.J Forensic Sci Med 2016;2:136-140


How to cite this URL:
Eze UO, Ineme ME, Osinowo HO. Impact of Locus of Control and Job Type on the Perception of Autopsy among Medical and Nonmedical Workers in a Nigerian Tertiary Health Institution. J Forensic Sci Med [serial online] 2016 [cited 2020 Dec 5 ];2:136-140
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