JOB STRESS, ORGANIZATIONAL CLIMATE AND COUNTER PRODUCTIVE WORK BEHAVIOUR AMONG UNIVERSITY PROFESSORS
1 Covenant University (NIGERIA)
2 College of Education, Agbor (NIGERIA)
About this paper:
Conference name: 12th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 11-13 November, 2019
Location: Seville, Spain
Abstract:The study sought to examine job stress, organizational climate and counter-productive work behaviour among university professors. Organizational climate and job stress has become a primary strategic concern for university professors because of their direct relationship students’ and parents and having impactful classes. Two hundred and fifty professors participated in this study. The study employed descriptive survey method with three hypotheses. Both descriptive and inferential [multiple regression and t-test] statistics was used for data analysis. Results showed that all independent variables made a joint contribution of 40.8% towards counter-productive work behaviour [R =.402, F = 85.16 p<0.5] while each of the independent variables made contributions to the dependent variable, the most potent was job stress [ β = .652 p<0.5] followed by organizational climate [ β = .259 p<0.5]. There was no significant difference between the work behavior of professors with low and high job stress. There was a significant gender difference in counterproductive behavior among professors [t = 1.653, df = 248, p>.05]. Based on these findings, this study concludes that university professors are affected by organizational climate and job stress which in turn results to lack of motivation which may culminate in the display of unacceptable behaviors.
Keywords: Organizational climate, job stress, counterproductive work behavior, university, professor.