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University ownership, administrative responsibilities and job stress among university lecturers in Southwestern Nigeria

M.K. Soetan

Abstract


This study investigated the influence of administrative responsibilities and university ownership on stress experienced by university lecturers. The study adopted the descriptive survey design. The population consisted of all university lecturers in Southwestern Nigeria. The study sample was from six universities selected on the basis of ownership. These comprised two each of federal, state and private universities. The sample consisted of 1358 lecturers selected through stratified random sampling technique. An instrument titled “Questionnaire on Stress Assessment (QSA) was used to collect data. The validity of the instrument was ascertained while test retest reliability method was used to determine the reliability and a reliability coefficient of 0.92 was obtained. Data collected was analyzed using analysis of variance (ANOVIA). The results revealed that administrative responsibilities and university ownership have significant influence on lecturer stress level (F=7.71, p< 0.05) and F=109.58,p< 0.05) respectively. It was concludes that administrative responsibilities and university ownership have significant influence on lecturer stress level. This implies that university management and the government should work together to improve the working conditions and reduce the work load of lecturers.



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