International Journal of Business and Social Science Research https://ijbssrnet.com/index.php/ijbssr <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> The Institute of Academic Research and Publication (IARP) en-US International Journal of Business and Social Science Research 2709-2143 <p><a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/"><img src="https://ijbssrnet.com/public/site/images/sahkashif/cc.png" alt="" width="88" height="31" /></a> </p> <p>Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:</p> <ul> <li class="show">Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work concurrently licensed under <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/">Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License</a> that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.</li> <li class="show">Authors are able to enter into distinct, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book) with an acknowledgement of its early publication in this journal.</li> <li class="show">Authors are allowed and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to prolific exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (Refer to <a href="http://opcit.eprints.org/oacitation-biblio.html">The Effect of Open Access</a>). </li> </ul> Gender Perceptions of Psychological Empowerment in The Workplace: A Comparative Analysis from Two Cultures https://ijbssrnet.com/index.php/ijbssr/article/view/56 <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> Greg-Victor Obi Copyright (c) 2021 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0 2021-07-13 2021-07-13 2 7 1 7 10.47742/ijbssr.v2n7p1