TECHNOLOGY AND WORKER’S ALIENATION IN TWO CONTRASTING WORK ENVIRONMENT IN ILORIN, KWARA STATE NIGERIA

Salihu Zakariya Abdulbaqi, Toyin Olayinka Tejideen, Khalid Olatunji Raji, Obasanjo Solomon Balogun, Atanda Abdulwaheed Isiaq

Abstract


In organizational life, the issue of technology and workers’ alienation has attracted global attention among researchers. Alienation is a phenomenon preventing man from achievement of his potential at work. As a consequence of this, disillusionment is experienced by the worker. He finds no sense of satisfaction in his work.  It is on this ground that, this paper examined the influence of technology on workers’ alienation in two contrasting work environment in Ilorin, Kwara State. As such, Blauner’s theory of technology and alienation was applied to this study. The sample was selected using the quota and convenient sampling techniques. Thus, a total of 106 questionnaires were administered to the workers of Kamwire industry and Ministry of health in Ilorin and 96 were retrieved. The chi-square technique was used to analyze the obtained data, using the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS). The findings from thestudy revealed that, there is a significant relationship between the introduction of new technology and workers’ alienation from productive processes. The study also revealed a significant relationship between workers’ income and their access to product produced. In this regard, the study recommended that attempts be made to instill in the workers a complete knowledge of the productive process to reduce the occurrence of alienation.


Keywords


Technology, Workers, Alienation and Environment

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