FACTORS OF WORKPLACE STRESS AMONG FEMALE SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHERS IN OYO METROPOLIS, OYO STATE, NIGERIA

Abstract

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

Author Biographies

Lateef Omotosho Adegboyega, Department of Counsellor Education, Faculty of Education, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria

Lateef Omotosho Adegboyega is a Lecturer at the Department of Counsellor Education, Faculty of Education, University of Ilorin, Nigeria. He obtained his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) (2017) in Educational Guidance and Counselling from the University of Ilorin, Nigeria. Adegboyega is a registered teacher with the Teachers’ Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN). He is a member of Counselling Association of Nigeria; Member, Association of Professional Counsellors in Nigeria; Member, American Psychological Association. His research interests are Marriage and Family Life Counselling, School/Career Counselling, Rehabilitation Counselling.

Ifeoma P. Okafor, Department of Social Sciences Education, Faculty of Education, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria

Ifeoma P. Okafor is a Lecturer at the Department of Social Sciences Education, University of Ilorin, Nigeria. She obtained her Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) (2013) in Sociology of Education from the University of Ilorin, Nigeria. Okafor is a registered teacher with the Teachers’ Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN). She is a member, Association of Sociologists of Education in Nigeria, member, Social Studies Association of Nigeria, and Member, History of Education Society of Nigeria. Her research interest is Sociology of Education.

Habeeb Abdulrauf Salihu, Department of Criminology and Security Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria

Habeeb Abdulrauf Salihu is a Doctor of Criminal Law and Criminology, a lecturer at the Department of Criminology and Security Studies, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria. His research interest focuses on criminal procedure, criminal justice system, youth violence and crime, economic and financial crimes, community-based crime prevention techniques and restorative justice.

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Published
2021-06-30
How to Cite
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 (JONUS), 6(2), 185-201. https://doi.org/10.24200/jonus.vol6iss2pp185-201