P. C. Obi, A. E. Oghounu


This study examined the relationship between job satisfaction and work-induced stress among the workforce of tertiary institutions in Delta State, Nigeria. The study adopted a correlational survey research design. The study was carried out in Delta State. The population comprised 7,744 workforces in tertiary institutions in Delta State. A sample size of 670 workforce of tertiary institutions was drawn from the various tertiary institutions in the state through stratified and proportionate sampling techniques. The instrument used for data collection was a questionnaire. The findings of the study revealed that there is a significant relationship between job satisfaction and work-induced stress among the workforce of tertiary institutions in Delta State. The study, however, found that there is no significant influence of level of experience and staff category on the relationship between job satisfaction and work-induced stress among the workforce of tertiary institutions in Delta State. Based on these findings, it was recommended amongst others, that the management of tertiary institutions in the state should be more responsive to the needs of the workforce in the area of motivation so that they will be satisfied with their jobs.


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