Vol. 6, Issue 2 (2019)
Psychometric analysis of stress among lecturers in Nigerian university
Author(s): Continue Anddison Eketu
Abstract: The paper examined the stress level of university lecturers in Nigeria. It adopted cross-sectional survey and collected research data from 386 participants drawn from universities in Port Harcourt. The participants were restricted to senior lecturers because of perceived high administrative and academic challenges such rank is prone to. The study involved a psychometric stress analysis, using Sheldon Cohen Psychometric Test Instrument (PTI). The research participants’ demographics were basically gender and age using percentage distribution. The data on stress generated from the Psychometric Stress Analysis Average (PSAA) was compared with standard average to determine whether the stress levels of participants were above or below the standard average. The study indicated that: male participants were more stressed than their female counterparts; university lecturers are stressed. The study identify personal work conditions, and peculiar environmental factors as stressors to lecturers. The study recommended flexity-leisure time; work rescheduling, minimal use of threat, sabbaticals, increase worker-participation, and cushioning cost of living allowances for lecturers.