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Research Paper | Education Management | Nigeria | Volume 12 Issue 11, November 2023
Causes and Management of Job Related Stress among Academic Staff in Federal College of Education (Technical) Asaba, Delta State
Ighoyinvwin Peter Odogun | Dr. Chidebere Christopher Abanobi
Abstract: The study investigated the causes and management of job related stress among academic staff in Federal College of Education (Technical) Asaba, Delta State. Three research questions were developed in line with the purpose to guide the study. The study adopted the descriptive survey research design. The population of the study comprises of all the 360 academic staff of Federal College of Education (Technical) Asaba, Delta State out of which a total of 104 lecturers were sampled using simple random technique. A structured questionnaire was used for data collection and was validated by two lecturers. The instrument yielded a reliability coefficient of 0.86 when analysed using Cronbach Alpha, this indicates that the instrument was reliable. The instrument was administered by the researcher with the help of a research assistant, out of the 109 instruments administered, 96 were successfully filled and returned indicating 88.1% return rate. Mean and standard deviations were used for data analysis. Findings revealed among others that job insecurity, high demand for performance, workplace culture, management style, environmental conditions, technology, personal or family problems and worker characteristics are the causes of job related stress among staff in Federal College of Education (Technical) Asaba. Based on the findings, it was recommended that serious attention has to be paid to issues that cause stress in an individual, therefore, more staff should be employed to reduce work load and which in turn can enhance mastery and performance of staff. Also, training should be given to staff on the efficient use of technology to foster their work.
Keywords: Stress, Job Related Stress, Academic Staff
Edition: Volume 12 Issue 11, November 2023,
Pages: 1216 - 1221