WORK RELATED STRESS, JOB SATISFACTION AND DUE PROCESS IN NIGERIAN PUBLIC SERVICE

Charles Arinze Obiora, Victor Chidubem Iwuoha

Abstract


Most workers feel some sense of purpose and accomplishment about their jobs especially when it is rewarding and self satisfying. However, poor work conditions can also pose tremendous burdens and contradictions of purpose. Issues like low motivation, underpay and consequent strike actions, work-overload, difficult superiors or co-workers, job burnout, family problems, etc can all place serious pressures and strain on the worker. This may resultantly constitute stress. Therefore, this paper discusses the effects of work-related stress on employees’ work attitude in the public sector; its relationship with job satisfaction and consequent impact on observance of due process in Nigerian public service. Utilizing relevant data generated from secondary sources and the Range of Affect theory, the paper establishes that the situations that give rise to work related stress impinge negatively on how workers enjoy their job and that this has far reaching implications on public service performance in Nigeria. The paper recommends that work conditions in Nigerian public service must be improved to cushion the effects of work-related stress, and consequently, contain pervading breaches of due process.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.19044/esj.2013.v9n20p%25p


European Scientific Journal (ESJ)

 

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ISSN: 1857 - 7431 (Online)

 

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