A Study on Occupational Stress Among Faculty Members in Private Institutes of Hyderabad, Sindh

Liaquat Ali Rahoo


The topic “Occupational Stress among faculty members in Higher Educational Institutions of Hyderabad” was selected with the overall purpose of understanding the phenomenon of stress among faculty members and to find out how they combat stress operatively and strategically in higher educational institutions. The questionnaire was used as an instrument to collect data from 130 faculty members of different higher educational institutions in Hyderabad. The sample was taken by the stratified random sampling among the institutions of management, information technology, engineering, law, science and other faculties. The sample of research study included all teaching positions who were related to teaching with different designation as a Lab Instructor, Lecturer, assistant professors, associate professors, and professors. Seventy six percent of the respondents were women. The respondents’ responses were measured by the following Stressors: workload, situations at work, and relations with colleagues at work, efforts for students, work for organization benefits, and social acknowledgment with his status. The results exposed that the determining factor of stress between the administrators and teaching staff, with compiling of results, time burdens, infrastructure, student’s indiscipline and poor pay prospects are high ranked stressors. The conclusions also exposed that the administrators experienced, on a normal a low to moderate level of stress and this did not negatively affect their performance. This research will benefit the faculty in deal with work related stress.

Keywords:Work stress, academic administrators, Stressors, job satisfaction, stress management

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