Job Stress, Stressor, Coping Strategies and Academic Staff
Aina, S. I.
Adeleke, O. R.
This study investigated job stress and coping strategies among academic staff of faculty of education in Adekunle Ajasin University Akungba Akoko. Descriptive survey research design was used for the study. Population comprised all academic staff of faculty of education Adekunle Ajasin University from which 100 respondents were purposely selected as sample. Self-constructed and validated questionnaire, with reliability index of 0.83 was used for data collection. Frequency table and simple percentage statistics were applied for analysis. The findings revealed that headache (62%) and insomnia (47%) were the major symptoms of job stress among academic staff. Furthermore, the study identified lack of resources at work (83%) and salary is not paid regularly (99%) as the major causes of job stress among academic staff in the faculty. Also, the study revealed that maintaining a healthy relationship with co-workers (100%) and keeping positive attitude at all time (100%) as the major coping strategies. Finally, the study recommended that academic staff should adapt to the increasing work demands by practicing the various coping strategies outlined and well plan policy should be developed by the university authority