Journal of Research in National Development

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Work environment stressors and personnel efficacy in Nigeria’s maritime industry

Isaac Oladepo Onigbinde


This study assessed the impact of work environment stressors on the efficacy of marketing, logistics and supply chain personnel in the Nigerian maritime industry. The descriptive survey research design was adopted as the study guide. Using purposive sampling technique to draw up the working population which consisted of marketing, logistics and supply chain personnel from selected maritime resources and shipping companies in Lagos metropolis, a sample size of 359 respondents was randomly administered questionnaire which served as research instrument. Cronbach’s Alpha reliability coefficients for the research instrument ranged between 0.73 and 0.86. Four hypotheses were postulated to guide the study, while the data generated were analyzed using a linear regression. The findings revealed that workload, safety condition and work environment noise have significant associations with work effectiveness, while a negative but significant association was found between innovative working tools and work effectiveness at α= .05 level. The study concluded that individual employees and corporate organizations need to manage stress by identifying the stressors and stress levels. It was recommended to the managements of maritime resources and shipping companies in Nigeria to always allow their employees to enjoy holidays and annual leave so as to enable them to recreate and live above stress.

Keywords: Efficacy, safety, workload, tools, noise, stressors

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