Role Stressor and Work Adjustment of University Lecturers in Delta State


  • Abraham Ejogba Orhero
  • Onofere Princewill Okereka
  • Ugo Chuks Okolie Department of Public Administration, Faculty of Management Sciences, Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria


Role stressors, work adjustment, role ambiguity, role conflict, role overload


Background: Role stressor is incredibly inevitable in nature and has elevated to a top workplace concern. Despite its high prevalence worldwide, researchers have paid less attention to those employed by the education system in Nigeria.

Objective: The study examined the effect of role stressors on the work adjustment of university lecturers in Delta State.

Methodology: The study used a cross-sectional research design and the questionnaire served as the instrument for data collection. A total of 300 lecturers took part in the study. The respondents were sampled using the stratified random sampling technique. The correlation, ANOVA and linear regression analysis were used to analyze data for the study.

Result: Role stressors significantly influence how people adjust to their jobs. Interactions between individuals and their surroundings that are considered as stressful or that are beyond their capacity for adaptation can lead to human stress and endangering their long-term well-being.

Conclusion: Role stressor has a positive and significant impact on university lecturers' ability to adjust to their jobs in Delta State.

Unique Contribution: The study has helped to establish the nexus between role stressors and lecturers’ ability to adjust to their jobs in the education system in Delta State.

Key Recommendation: Stress management techniques should be incorporated into Nigerian public institutions. Ergonomics, which lessens physical stress on a worker's body, should also be taken into consideration.


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How to Cite

Orhero, A. E., Okereka, O. P., & Okolie, U. C. (2023). Role Stressor and Work Adjustment of University Lecturers in Delta State. Ianna Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies , 5(1), 124–135. Retrieved from