ERIC Number: EJ732735
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Mar
Level of Perceived Stress Among Lectures in Nigerian Universities
Ofoegbu, Felicia; Nwadiani, Mon
Journal of Instructional Psychology, v33 n1 p66-74 Mar 2006
The purpose of the study was to provide empirical evidence on the level of stress among lecturers in Nigerian universities. On the whole eight universities were used for the study. A sample of 228 (123 male and 105 female) lecturers was selected according to the variables of age, sex, marital status, experience, domicile, areas of specialization, and administrative responsibilities. The Stress Research Questionnaire developed by the researchers was used to collect data on the level of stress in relation to the variables. The finding revealed that the level of stress among academics is significantly high. Recommendations were made for policy options to reduce stress in Nigerian universities.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Environmental Influences, Stress Variables, Teacher Characteristics, Age Differences, Teaching Experience, Gender Differences, Marital Status, Teaching Conditions
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nigeria