Career Development Demands Related Stress and Academic Employees’ Effectiveness in two Nigerian Federal Universities

Dr A. A. Usoro, Dr L. U. Akah & I. U. Etuk


This research work examined career development demands stress and job effectiveness of federal university lecturers in Cross River and Akwa Ibom States. The study adopted the Cross-Sectional research design. A stratified random sample size of 584 lecturers, determined using Taro Yamane formula, was used for the study. The hypothesis was tested at 0.05 level of significance. Career Development Stress and Job Effectiveness Questionnaires was administered. One-Way Analysis of Variance was adopted in testing the sole hypothesis. The findings revealed that stress from career development demands do not influence job effectiveness. The study recommended, among other measures, that university administrators should provide facilities and funds for the most important criterion for career development of lecturers, namely research.

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