Sumerianz Journal of Social Science

Online ISSN: 2616-8693
Print ISSN: 2617-1716

Quarterly Published (4 Issues Per Year)

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Volume 5 Issue 1 (2022)

Work-Family Role Interface Conflict and Organizational Climate as Predictors of Teamwork Effectiveness Among Industrial Workers in Nnewi, Anambra State, Nigeria

Authors : Ugwu Callistus Chinwuba ; Nnamah Gladys Nwakego ; Anayo Chukwunonye Uhiara
The success of any industrial system hinges on the quality and effectiveness of its workers. The study which is non-experimental and cross-sectional survey examined work-family role interface conflict and organizational climate as correlates of teamwork effectiveness among industrial workers in Nnewi, South-East, Nigeria. Using a non-purposive sampling technique, a total number of two hundred and forty (240) industrial workers were selected from Chicason Groups of companies located at the commercial hub of Nnewi, Anambra State, Nigeria. The participants comprised of 143 (59.5%) males and 97 (40.5%) female industrial workers. Modified Teamwork Effectiveness Questionnaire (MTEQ), Work-Family Conflict and Family-Work Conflict Scale (WFC), and Organizational Climate Scale (CLIOR) were used to collect data from the participants. Pearson Product Moment Correlation (PPMC) was used to analyze the relationship between the variables of study while multiple regression was utilized to evaluate the independent and joint predictions of the predictor variables. Results of the multiple regression demonstrated that work-family role interface conflict negatively predicted teamwork effectiveness [β = -.24; p<.01] while perceived organizational climate showed significant positive prediction on teamwork effectiveness [β = .37; p<.01] among the industrial workers. Based on the findings of the study, it is recommended that organizational climate of the organization should be harnessed to the extent that it reflects reward for hardworking employees and create an atmosphere that make employees  feel as an integral part of the organization while achieving the organizations goals and objectives.

Pages: 13-19

An Early Egyptian Copper Basin: Characterization and Case of Warty Corrosion

Authors : Yussri Salem ; Manal Ahmed Maher
The work aims to study the manufacturing technique, microstructure features, and morphology and mechanism corrosion of a hammered copper basin belonging to one of the early metallurgy ages in ancient Egypt ( the old kingdom). The examination and analysis were carried out by USB microscope, polarized light microscope, scanning electron microscope equipped energy dispersive X-ray and X-ray diffraction. The results revealed that the basin was made of pure copper metal and manufactured as one piece by a hammering method. Metallographic examination showed a recrystallized microstructure, composed by the mechanical process for manufacturing the basin throughout hammering and annealing. The cylindrical body (rim) was in well- preserved state although it was covered with a thin layer of usual green corrosion products. The pustules of warty corrosion were formed on the inner surface of the rim. The curly shape of malachite corrosion were also observed. The morphology and mechanism of warty corrosion were presented and the difference between this type and the pitting corrosion was discussed. The characterization of the basin contributed to understanding and evaluating the preservation condition, which contributes to choosing the appropriate conservation process.

Pages: 1-12