International Journal of Business and Social Science Research 2021-07-13T00:00:00+00:00 MD. MAFUJUR RAHAMAN Open Journal Systems <p>The <strong>International Journal of Business and Social </strong><strong>Science</strong><strong> Research (IJBSSR)</strong> is a double-blind, peer-reviewed scholarly journal devoted to exchanging the academic researchers and professional findings on all aspects of business, economics, and social science.</p> <p>This is an open access journal publishes monthly on the premise that there is a rising need to more proficiently manage and distribute scholastic concepts and research results in the academic and professional community without undue delay generally encountered in the journal editing process. The journal is operated by a globally oriented editorial board.</p> Gender Perceptions of Psychological Empowerment in The Workplace: A Comparative Analysis from Two Cultures 2021-06-16T09:35:00+00:00 Greg-Victor Obi <p><em>This study investigates how female and male workers perceive feelings of Psychological Empowerment (PE), using respondents from two different countries with dissimilar cultural power dynamics. Two hundred ten non-managerial bank workers from Nigeria and the United States were selected for this study. A comparative quantitative method was used for this study. Statistical analyses were performed using both spreadsheets and SPSS. </em></p> <p><em>My key research question is designed to determine if there are differences in how female and male employees perceive Psychological Empowerment. Data analysis indicates that in both countries combined, and individually, there is a statistically significant difference in the perception of PE between the female and male respondents. Hence, I propose that the first step toward achieving power equity amongst both genders is to first understand how women and men perceive empowerment at a personal level (Psychological Empowerment). </em></p> 2021-07-13T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2021