Mental Health and Stress among Female Bankers: Counselling Implications

Dr Anietie Etim Akaka


This study examined the mental health and stress of female bankers and the counselling implications. The study made use of three research questions and two null hypotheses tested at 0.05 level of significance. It employed the survey research design. The population used was all female bankers in commercial banks in Akwa Ibom State and the sample size was 300 female bankers. A researcher-made instrument titled “Mental Health and Stress Questionnaire (MHSQ)” was used for data collection. The findings indicated that stress affects mental health irrespective of age status and years of experience. The two null hypotheses were retained as mental health of female bankers in relation to stress is not influenced by age and years of experience. The counselling implication was that banking jobs induce stress on female bankers and as such guidance and counselling should be sought from experts for more productivity and effectiveness on the banking jobs and their personal-social lives.

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