Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : role ambiguity


WORK STRESS AND OCCUPATIONAL PRODUCTIVITY AMONG ACADEMIC STAFF OF UNIVERSITIES IN CROSS RIVER AND AKWA IBOM STATES, NIGERIA

Ekpo, EffiomEyo (Ph.D) &Ndum, Victor Etim (Ph.D)

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2021, Volume 8, Issue 1, Pages 2373-2382

This study investigated the influence of work stress and occupational productivity among
academic staff of universities in Cross River and AkwaIbom States, Nigeria. To achieve the
purpose of this study, two research questions were raised to guide the study. Related literature
was reviewed. Expost facto research design was adopted for the study. The stratified random
sampling technique was employed and a sample size of 639 academic staff was used for the
study. Work Stress and Occupational Productivity of Academic Staff Questionnaire
(WSOPASQ) was used for data collection. Data collected were analyzed using one-way
analysis of variance (ANOVA) to test the two null hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance. The
findings revealed that role ambiguity has a significant influence on teaching but not
significant in terms of research and community service. Working environment has a
significant influence on teaching and research but not significant in terms of community
service. The study recommended among others that university management should provide
adequate facilities such as staff offices, lecture halls, equipment, materials, this is to ensure
that academic staff has the tools and technology to work to their full potentials. Academic staff
should undergo proper orientation and monitoring in order to have adequate information
about the demands and job roles.