Lecturer’s Occupational Stress and Productivity in Universities in Anambra State


  • Ijeoma Charity Ogbudinkpa University of Ilorin, Nigeria
  • Felicia Kikelomo Oluwalola University of Ilorin, Nigeria
  • Abayomi Olumade Sofoluwe University of Ilorin, Nigeria




The relationship between teaching features and their impact on educational outcomes in the classroom is referred to as lecturer work productivity, and it is a measure of a lecturer's efficacy. When a person is stressed, he or she is pressured to reach unachievable goals, which leads to poor performance. As a result, the researcher investigated the stress and productivity of teachers on the job in Anambra State's universities. The research was conducted using a descriptive research approach. The survey included all 2,305 and 342 academic staff members of Nnamdi Azikiwe University and Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, both in Anambra State. The "Occupational Stress and Lecturers Productivity Questionnaire" was utilized to collect data (OSLPQ).. The respondents' demographic parameters were analyzed using percentages, and the study questions were answered using mean and rank order. The Mean and Standard Deviation were used to examine all of the null hypotheses proposed for this investigation. The hypotheses were tested at a significance level of 0.05.


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How to Cite

Ogbudinkpa, I. C., Oluwalola, F. K., & Sofoluwe, A. O. (2022). Lecturer’s Occupational Stress and Productivity in Universities in Anambra State. Canadian Journal of Educational and Social Studies, 2(2), 26–40. https://doi.org/10.53103/cjess.v2i2.28