Construction Companies in South-East Nigeria: The Nexus between Organizational Paranoia and Employee Performance


Published: 2024-01-02

Page: 1-10

Ndubuisi-Okolo Purity Uzoamaka *

Department of Business Administration, Faculty of Management Sciences, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria.

Fakidouma Ayatari Gilbert

Department of Business Administration, Faculty of Management Sciences, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


This study evaluated the extent of relationship between organizational paranoia and employee performance in construction firms in Southeast, Nigeria. The work adopted a survey research design using a modified standardized structured questionnaire to elicit data. The population was obtained from selected construction companies during the field survey. A systematic sampling technique was adopted in selecting four (4) construction companies from the region. Taro Yamane and Bowley's Proportional Allocation Formulae were used to determine the sample size and the number of units allocated to each construction company respectively. Spearman Rank Correlation was used to test the formulated hypothesis on the platform of Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) Version 21.0. A positive significant relationship between organizational paranoia and employee performance in construction companies in South-East, Nigeria was established. Organizations should have established norms and values in that would leave all stakeholders satisfied to mitigate fear, anxiety, suspicion, and distrust. Also, organizations need to encourage a friendly work environment that will extinguish counter-productive work behaviour.

Keywords: Organizational paranoia, employee performance, construction companies and Southeast, Nigeria

How to Cite

Uzoamaka, N.-O. P., & Gilbert, F. A. (2024). Construction Companies in South-East Nigeria: The Nexus between Organizational Paranoia and Employee Performance. Asian Journal of Economics, Finance and Management, 6(1), 1–10. Retrieved from


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