E. C. Ofili, J. J. Obiunu


This study examined the relationship between organisational pressure and quality of work life among the staff of universities in Delta North Senatorial District. Two research questions and two null hypotheses guided the study. The study adopted the correlational research design. The population comprised 1,445 staff in universities in Delta North Senatorial District. The sample of the study comprised 429 staff. The staff was selected through a multi-stage sampling procedure. The instrument that was used to collect data for this study is a questionnaire. The psychometric properties of the instrument were established and adjudged to be adequate. The research questions were answered with the aid of regression and Fisher-z statistics were used to test the null hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance. The findings of the study revealed that there is a significant relationship between organisational pressure and quality of work life of staff in universities; but that there is no significant moderating impact of sex on the relationship that exists between organisational pressure and quality of work life of staff in universities; and that there is a significant relationship among organisational pressure, self-efficacy, and quality of work life of staff in universities in Delta North Senatorial District. The study recommended that management of universities in Delta North Senatorial District should take note of the impact of organisational pressure on quality of work life of staff and ensure that such pressures are reduced to their barest minimum in order to give the staff a sense of job satisfaction and overall quality of work life.


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