Relationship between Personality and Occupational Stress among Academic Managers at Higher Education Level

Shazia Zamir, Quratul Ain Hina, Shabana Zamir


The present study is an attempt to understand relationship between personality and occupational stress of academic managers at higher education level. Qualitative and quantitative approaches have been used to explore the relationship between personality and occupational stress of academic managers by using a sample of 120 academic managers of public sector institutions of higher education located in Punjab, Pakistan. In order to select representative sample from the population, simple random sampling technique was used. Total sample size was 120.For data analysis; both descriptive and inferential statistics were used. Research instrument Occupational Stress Inventory–revised (OSI-R) and MBTI were used to collect data. For data analysis percentages, mean, standard deviation and Pearson correlation were used. Data analysis revealed that common main domains of personality characteristics found in academic managers were (extroversion, sensing, thinking, judging) and positive relationship was found in responses of academic managers regarding relationship between personality type and occupational stress while negative significant relationship was found between extroversion and sensing with personal resources. While negative significant correlation with occupational stress includes introversion whereas feeling, intuition and perceiving factors lack any significant correlation towards occupational stress.

Keywords: Occupational Stress, MBTI Personality type

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