Innocent C Igbokwe, Joy Itoya, Gloria O. Eziuzo


The study examined the effect of job stress on employee performance in tertiary institutions, using Delta State University, Abraka Campus as the study area. The literature was partitioned into four main sections namely; conceptual review, theoretical framework, extant literature and empirical review. The study adopted descriptive survey design. Statistical tools of analysis were summary statistics of percentages and Chi-square (χ2) test of independence. All tests were conducted at 0.05 level of significance. Findings indicate that long hours of work as a source of job stress has negative and significant effect on employee performance in tertiary institutions. The study concludes that putting too much pressure and stress on employees often results in negative consequences which are capable of reducing their performance. The study recommends among others that employers should endeavour to always assign tasks that their employees’ capabilities can adequately cope with to avoid situations that lead to work stress.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.46827/ejhrms.v4i2.847


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