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Gender and School types as Factors Responsible for Job Stress in Nigeria Universities.

OA Adeoye
NE Okonkwo


The paper examined gender and school types as factors responsible for job stress. The sample for the study consists of 250 workers (male and female) randomly selected from 2 Nigeria Universities - Private (Babcock University) and Public (Olabisi Onanbanjo University). The instrument for the study was developed by the Researchers namely: Job stress Questioneer (JBSQ), which contains 24 structured questions and ex-post facto research type was employed. Three hypotheses were tested. Data collected were analyzed by Analysis of Variance (One-way), Independent –t test and Pearson product moment Correlation. The results show that there is no significant difference in Job stress and Gender in that F(201,48)=0.896; p>.05) and there is a significant difference between Job stress and School types as F(201,48)=1.858; p<.05, Also, a significant difference existed between school type and job stress .School type shows that ((t- cal = 4.5321> tcri = 1.960; df =248, p<.05). Lastly, job stress is positively related to school r = 506, p<.0.5; and not related too Gender (r =.132. p>.0.5) but Gender is not related to school as (r =.316; p>.0.5. On the basis of the findings, it was suggested that public Universities should be looked into so that all factors responsible for stress might be reduced to the minimum. . Also, counselling psychologists, social workers and those who are concerned with health should assist by campaign on how stress can be curtailed in schools.

Key Words: Gender, school types, job stress, Nigeria

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