Determinants of Stress among Undergraduate Students at the Faculty of Education, University of Ilorin, Nigeria

  • Ologele Ibrahim University of Ilorin
  • Abdulraheem Adijat Mojisola University of Ilorin
  • Isiaka Garba University of Ilorin
Keywords: Factors, Determine, Stress, Undergraduate, University

Abstract

Stress has become part of students’ academic life due to the various expectations placed upon their shoulders. Undergraduate students are particularly vulnerable to the problems associated with academic stress. It is essential to comprehend the factors that determine stress among undergraduate students if we are to gain sufficient and proficient intervention strategies. Therefore, the study investigates the factors that determine stress among Undergraduate students at the faculty of Education, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria. Descriptive survey design method was adopted for the study. The Undergraduate students at the faculty of Education, University of Ilorin, Nigeria constituted the study population. Two hundred and forty (240) Undergraduate students formed the sample size. The respondents were selected for the research using a multi-stage sampling technique. A structured questionnaire that had been validated by 3 experts from the related fields was used as a research instrument. Consistency of the instrument was established through a test-retest approach and the result of 0.86r was obtained. Inferential statistics of chi-square were used to analyze the outcomes of the data collected. The findings revealed that academic, environmental and personal factors constitute stress among undergraduate students. The researcher recommends among other things that the university authority should reduce the number of elective courses allocated for undergraduate students to ease their stress exposure to excess academic workload.

Author Biographies

Ologele Ibrahim, University of Ilorin

Department of Health Promotion and Environmental Health Education, Faculty of Education, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria

Abdulraheem Adijat Mojisola, University of Ilorin

Department of Health Promotion and Environmental Health Education, Faculty of Education, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria

Isiaka Garba, University of Ilorin

Department of Physical and Health Education Federal College of Education Special Oyo

Published
2021-12-14
How to Cite
Ibrahim, O., Mojisola, A., & Garba, I. (2021). Determinants of Stress among Undergraduate Students at the Faculty of Education, University of Ilorin, Nigeria. Msingi Journal, 5(2), 1-11. https://doi.org/10.33886/mj.v5i2.236