FACTORS OF WORKPLACE STRESS AMONG FEMALE SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHERS IN OYO METROPOLIS, OYO STATE, NIGERIA
Background and Purpose: Workplace stress is a common phenomenon that militates against the productivity of teachers. Thus, this study investigated the factors responsible for workplace stress among female teachers in Oyo metropolis, Oyo State, Nigeria.
Methodology: Descriptive survey method was adopted. A total of 200 female secondary school teachers in Oyo metropolis represented the sample for the study. A questionnaire was used to collect data. The instrument was validated by experts in counselling and social work and possessed a reliability coefficient of 0.82 after being subjected to test re-test. Data were analyzed using percentage, t-test and Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) at 0.05 level of significance.
Findings: Findings revealed that the factors responsible for workplace stress among female secondary school teachers in Oyo metropolis include poor work environment, lack of job security, indiscipline among students, irregular payment of salary among others. Significant differences were found based on school type, educational qualification, teaching experience and marital status.
Contributions: Workplace stress among female teachers in Oyo metropolis is negatively associated with ill-health. Poor work environment, lack of job security, indiscipline among students, and irregular payment of salary among others on the scale of measurement except under promotion with a mean score below 2.50 benchmark. It is recommended that counsellors should be mandated to counsel the female teachers in Oyo metropolis on how to cope with workplace stress.
Keywords: Factors, Female Teachers, Oyo Metropolis, Stress, Workplace Stress.
Cite as: Adegboyega, L. O., Okafor, I. P., & Salihu, H. A. (2021). Factors of workplace stress among female secondary school teachers in Oyo metropolis, Oyo state, Nigeria. Journal of Nusantara Studies, 6(2), 185-201. http://dx.doi.org/10.24200/jonus.vol6iss2pp185-201
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