Human Resources Rating of Stress Factors in Delta State Secondary Schools, Nigeria
Sheffield Academic Review, No. 69, pp. 52-60, Summer 2011
9 Pages Posted: 8 Aug 2011
Date Written: August 7, 2011
The study examined human resources in mean ratings of stress factors in secondary schools in Delta State, Nigeria. The population consists of 170 school personnel principals and 2633 teachers in the area. A sample of 24% representing 40 principals and 10.6%, representing 280 teachers was selected through the simple random sampling technique. The study was based on the ex-post facto design. Four hypotheses were formulated to guide the study, using t-test at 0.05 level of significance. The findings showed that principals and teachers experienced on the average a moderate level of stress and their ratings of stress factors of human resources in the schools. It also revealed that the level of stress and human resources rates of male and female, principals and teachers did not differ significantly in terms of the variables of the study such as inadequate funding, community relations and workload. Based on the findings, it was recommended that every school should set high standards of conduct for school principals and teachers; provide adequate infrastructure for teachers; and both principals and teachers should relate well with the school community and the immediate environment.
Keywords: Personnel, rating, stress factors, secondary schools, Nigeria
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