A Critical Analysis of Career Stress Among Academic Staff of Tertiary Institutions in Cross River State

Joseph. K. Ukwayi, Esther S. Uko, Lucy. A. Udida


This paper attempt a critical analysis of career stress among academic staff of tertiary institutions in Cross River State. Information on career stress among academic staff were obtained in three institutions which include Cross River University of Technology (CRUTECH)),Cross River College of Education (COE) and University of Calabar (UNICAL). However, four hundred and fifty questionnaires were administered to senior lecturers in order to assess stress indicators among academic staff of tertiary intuitions in Cross River State. Two hypotheses were tested using the analysis of variance and the results show that there was no mean variation in the causes of career stress and challenges indicators among the three tertiary institutions under study in Cross River State. Besides, the data collected show that most academic staff suffered from series of symptoms during stress. Therefore, adequate incentive most be provided to academic staff to ensure productivity in their academic career.

DOI: 10.5901/jesr.2013.v3n2p15

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