Work-related stress and trait-based performance of academic staff in Federal Polytechnics of South East Nigeria
The study investigated work-related stress and trait-based performance of academic staff in federal polytechnics in South East, Nigeria (Federal Polytechnic, Oko,Federal Polytechnic Nekede, Akanu Ibiam Federal Polytechnic Unwana Afikpo). Structured questionnaire was the principal tool used in eliciting information from three hundred and fifteen (315) respondents drawn from the study population. Descriptive statistics and spearman rank correlation were used in the analysis of data. The result of spearman rank correlation shows a negative correlation between work-related stress and trait based performance of academic in federal polytechnics in South East, Nigeria. However, the rate at which association exists between the two variables-work related stress and trait-based performance is not significant. The researcher concludes that if the issue of stress management is not given the attention it desires, the health and performance of the lecturers would be jeopardized in such a way that the resultant effects are complaints from parents, employers and other stakeholders on the status of service delivery, thereby damaging overall image of the institution. The researcher recommends that the management of the polytechnics should reduce the excess work load by engaging within available resources more lecturers either on full or part time.
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