Occupational Stress and the Job Effectiveness of Federal University Lecturers in Cross River and Akwa Ibom States, Nigeria

Abosede Abimbola Usoro


This study focused on Occupational stress and its effect on the job effectiveness of lecturers in federal universities in Cross River and Akwa Ibom states of Nigeria. The Cross-sectional survey research design was adopted. The stratified random sample size was 584 lecturers. The study utilized a questionnaire titled Workload Stress Scale (WSS) and Job Effectiveness Questionnaires (JEQ). The hypothesis was tested using the multiple regression analysis. The analysis results indicated that stress from factors – workload, facilities, career development requirements and organizational climate significantly joint predict job effectiveness of lecturers while inter-personal relationships and funding were not significant predictors. Recommendations made included that universities should ensure that bench mark standards of National University Commission for facilities are adhered to. Also, infrastructural facilities maintenance culture should be consciously inculcated into the members of the university community by management. (137 words)

Keywords: Occupational stress, federal university lecturers, job effectiveness, Akwa Ibom state, Cross River.

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