Job Stress among Sport Coaches in Rivers State, Nigeria

J.B. Vipene, V.C. Emeribe


The study examined nine sources of stress that affect sport coaches in Rivers State.  Some of the nine stressors studied are, training schedule, facilities, equipment, organizational set up, job security, welfare package, health, the athlete and working environment.  The instrument for the study was coaches job stress questionnaire.  A total of 30 coaches made up of 20 males and 10 females from various sports were involved in the study.  The age ranged from 40 – 55 years with a mean age of 47.5 years.  They had varying experiences from 5 – 28 years on the job.  Result of the study show that most of the factors studied constituted sources of stress among coaches in Rivers State, Nigeria.  Except organizational set up and health that constituted the least sources of stress for coaches. The hypothesis for the study was analysed with the t-test statistical techniques and significant differences were found between males and females on two factors.  These were health and the working environment.  The study concluded that coaches stressors stem from these factors studied.  The study recommended that coaches should be monitored and counseled to reduce their stress in order to improve on their performances.

Keywords: Welfare Package, Health, Job Stress Stressors

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