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Influence of Organizational Stress On Domestic Roles of Married Lecturers in Tertiary Institutions in Rivers State (Published)

Stress is one of the factors that contribute to the poor work performance of individual at workplace an even the home. Based on this, the study investigated the Influence of Organizational Stress on Domestic Roles of Married Lecturers in Tertiary Institutions in Rivers State. The study adopted the descriptive research design. The population for the study consisted of all the lecturers in faculty of education from University of Port Harcourt, Ignatius Ajuru University of Education As well as Rivers State University of Science and Technology. The sample size of the study consisted of 120 lecturers drawn across faculty if education from the three tertiary institutions mentioned earlier using the multi-stage sampling procedure. The “Occupational Stress and Domestic Activity Questionnaire (OSDAQ) was used as instrument for data collection for the study. Validity of OSDAQ was done by experts while Cronbach Alpha was used in determining a reliability coefficient of 0.81 for the instrument. Mean, standard deviation and t-test were used ad data analysis tools. Findings indicated that there was significant difference in the influence of occupational stress on sexual responsibilities of male and female lecturers (p=0.021<0.05), there was also difference on influence of stress on spousal care roles (p=0.042<0.05). On the contrary, there was no difference in the perceive influence of stress on parent-child responsibilities between male and female lecturers (p=0.251>0.05). Based on this, it was concluded among others that partner should also create time from their tight work schedule to keep up with their children. They should always manage their engagement and avoid unnecessary off work activities that may take their time

Keywords: Management, Stress, organizational stress

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