Managing Stress among Lecturers in Polytechnics of South Eastern Nigeria


  • Rosemary H. N. Egu Secondary Education Management Board, Aba
  • Ogbonna N. Ememe Secondary Education Management Board Ukwa West Sub-zone, Abia State
  • Nnennaya Comfort Obike Department of Educational Foundations University of Nigeria, Nsukka
  • Obiuto C. Clement-Ukandu Secondary Education Management Board, Aba


This paper investigated Managing Stress among Lecturers in Polytechnics of South-Eastern Nigeria. It was a descriptive survey. All the 1005 academic staff of the 5 polytechnics in the South-Eastern Nigeria made up of both the population and sample in a purposive sampling technique. A 2-part, 27-item, 4-point scale instrument known as Stress Management Questionnaire (SMQ) was used to generate data for answering 3 research questions. The instrument was validated by a team of experts in the department of Educational Measurement and evaluation, University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria and a reliability coefficient of r = 0.79 established using Pearson?s Product Moment Correlation. The instrument was administered by the researchers. Mean was used to answer the research questions. Findings included among other that lack of teaching facilities, poor office accommodation cause stress. It was concluded that stress exist in different dimensions in our polytechnics and recommended that efforts be made to reduce academic strikes to the barest minimum by improving tutorial condition of service.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2014.v5n6p333


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Egu, R. H. N., Ememe, O. N., Obike, N. C., & Clement-Ukandu, O. C. (2014). Managing Stress among Lecturers in Polytechnics of South Eastern Nigeria. Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences, 5(6), 333. Retrieved from