Demographic Variables and Stress Management Among Cataloguers in University Libraries in Cross Rivers State

Boma T. David-West, Eseme A. Jonah


This study investigated demographic variables and stress management among cataloguers in university libraries in Cross Rivers State. It was undertaken as a descriptive survey research design. The population of the study was 25 professional and para-professional librarians (i.e. UNICAL = 12, CRUTECH 9 and A.T.U = 4). The sample size was also 25 using the census sampling technique. The researcher used the whole population as sample because, it was small. The instrument titled “Demographic Variables and Stress Management among Cataloguers Questionnaire (DVSMCQ) was used to elicit information from the respondents. The instrument was validated by experts in the field of study. Reliability test was by test- retest method using Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficient (r) which yielded reliability coefficient of 0.78 meaning that, the instrument was reliable, consistent and good for this study. Mean and standard deviation was used to answer the research questions while the t-test was used to test the hypotheses. The findings revealed that there is a significant difference between the independent variable (age, gender, marital status and academic qualification) and dependent variable (stress management) among cataloguers. In conclusion, females are more stressed in the job when compared with their male counterparts. It was recommended among others that cataloguers should develop positive job attitude to work and not wait until accreditation, before doing their job in order to avoid stress.

Keywords: Demographic, Variables, Stress Management, Cataloguers, Libraries

DOI: 10.7176/IKM/9-9-01

Publication date:October 31st 2019

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