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JOB STRESS AMONG STAFF IN POLYTECHNIC LIBRARIES OF NORTH-CENTRAL NIGERIA

ABSTRACT

 The study is aimed at assessing job stress among library staff in selected polytechnic libraries of North-Central Nigeria. Specifically, five purposes and research questions guided the study. The study adopted descriptive survey design. The populations of the study were made up of five hundred and thirty two (532) library staff of twelve polytechnic libraries in the zone. The study used purposive sampling technique to select three polytechnic libraries with one hundred and thirty eighty (138) library staff that was used in the study. The study also used structured questionnaire as the instrument for data collection. One hundred and thirty eighty (138) copies of questionnaire were distributed to the respondent and one hundred and twenty four (124) of them returned. This represented a return rate of ninety percent (90%). The data collected were analyzed using descriptive statistics of: frequency tables and mean scores. And the decision rule in the analysis was based on the value of the criterion mean of 2.5; where an item mean score above or equal to the criterion mean wee accepted and otherwise rejected. In addition, the findings of the study revealed that: psychological, emotional, technological, physiological, situational and accidental stresses were the constituents of job stress among the staff; work overload, environmental hazard, lack of social support, poor communication and leadership style, job insecurity, lack of control and role ambiguity together with health related factor were the major causes of job stress among them; job stress had the following consequences on the polytechnic library staff in the zone: hard work, skill development, high productivity and turnover, increase in work pay and promotion, absenteeism, presenteeism, sleeplessness health deterioration, depression and tardiness, functional inconsistency and job dissatisfaction; the extent to which job stress had affected the polytechnic library staff in the zone had resulted in prolonged headache and pains, constant breakdown of rules and regulations, intermittent impairment of vision, repetitive strain injuries, loss of attention, musculoskeletal diseases, negative social status, and lowered productivity and strategies as: building of strong human relationship; provision of resourceful working environment, seeking for advice aid counseling; engaging in leisure activities, planning of job schedule; delegation of job to subordinate staff, balancing of work and home life; provision of equitable shifting system were appropriate for controlling job stress.

Project detailsContents
 
Number of Pages78 pages
Chapter one Introduction
Chapter two Literature review
Chapter three  methodology
Chapter  four  Data analysis
Chapter  five Summary,discussion & recommendations
ReferenceReference
QuestionnaireQuestionnaire
AppendixAppendix
Chapter summary1 to 5 chapters
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