Family-Work Conflict and Type-E Personality as Stress Inducers in Married Female Nigerian University Administrators

Shobola, A.A., Nwoha, P.C.


This piece of article is culled from a larger study. The study investigated the relationship between family-workconflict, Type-E personality and stress in married female Nigerian University Administrators. The study adoptedex-post facto design. The sample consisted of 800 female administrators in the senior cadre ofexecutive/administrative officers and above drawn from five Nigerian universities. Two self-constructed instrumentson family-work conflict and stress was used to elicit information from the participants which was tagged ‘NigerianUniversity Married Female Administrators Stress Scale’ (NUMFASS) on one side and Type-E personality on theother hand. The validity and reliability of the instruments was ascertained using Cronbach Alpha Coefficient with aresult of 0.73 having applied it on a sample size of 30 respondents as pilot study. Pearson Product MomentCorrelation and multiple regression analyses were used to analyze the data generated from the hypotheses that weregenerated for the study. The findings of the study revealed that family-work conflict and type-E personalitysignificantly induce stress in married female Nigerian University Administrators. The implication is thatpsycho-social, domestic and working place work load variables have high potency for causing stress in marriedfemale Nigerian University Administrators and so should be taken into consideration anytime stress is to be managedor treated. Two types of psychological coping strategies: problem focused and emotion focused strategies wererecommended in treating stress among the married female administrators.

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World Journal of Education
ISSN 1925-0746(Print)  ISSN 1925-0754(Online)

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