An Evaluation of the Causes of Stress Among the Management Staff of Federal College of Education, (Technical) Umunze, Delta State
This study evaluated the causes of stress among management staff of federal College of Education (Technical), Umunze, Delta State. A descriptive research design of the survey type was adopted in the study. The sample consisted of 150 respondents who occupied various administrative positions in the College. Purposive and simple random sampling techniques were used for the study. A self-designed Questionnaire was used to collect data for the study. The validity of the instrument was established by giving the instrument to experts in the Department of Educational Management and Test and Measurement, Faculty of Education, University of Benin, Benin-City, Edo State, while the reliability of the instrument was ensured through test-retest method. The reliability coefficient of 0.79 was obtained for the instrument which was considered high enough for reliability. Data collected were analyzed using frequency counts, means, percentages and t-test analysis. The data collected were analyzed using frequency counts and percentage scores. The finding revealed that, some of the perceived causes of stress among the management staff of Federal College of Education (Technical), Umunze, Delta State, Nigeria are, the non-conducive working environment, improper planning and time management, increased work load/long working hours, responsibilities for other people and inability to meet deadlines and that selfinduced stressor was the predominant among the management staff. The finding also revealed there was
no significant difference in the expression of male and female management staff of Federal College of Education (Technical), Umunze, Delta State, Nigeria on causes of stress. Based on the findings, it was recommended that, in order to reduce stress among the management staff, they should not place too much emphasis on the need to achieve; they should manage their time properly and should not spend more than necessary hours in their places of work.
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