International Journal of Home Economics, Hospitality and Allied Research
P-ISSN: 2971-5121
E-ISSN: 3027-1819

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Determinants of Home Economics Lecturers’ Psychological Work Hazards in Southeast Nigerian Universities

Christian Sunday Ugwuanyi1*

1Faculty of Education, University of the Free State, South Africa, P.M.B. 9300, Bloemfontein, South Africa

*Correspondence: Christian Sunday Ugwuanyi, Faculty of Education, University of the Free State, South Africa, P.M.B. 9300, Bloemfontein, South Africa (Email:

Abstract: Nigerian schools are diverse, resulting in psychological hazards for most workers, particularly teachers. It is common for teachers to suffer from psychosocial work hazards in Nigeria, yet no research has been conducted to examine how teachers' demographics influence such hazards. Therefore, this study investigated the psychological hazards faced by Home Economics lecturers based on their age and location. The researcher employed an ex-post fact design and a quantitative approach to study 62 Home Economics lecturers in southeast Nigerian universities. In the study, researchers devised a 28-item questionnaire to collect data about work deviant behavior. A reliability index of 0.76 was estimated for the items of the questionnaire. The data were analyzed using analysis of variance. The findings revealed a high prevalence of Psychological job hazards among Home Economics lecturers in Southeast Universities. Psychological job hazards of Home Economics lecturers were not significantly influenced by their age or location. This implies that psychosocial job risks are not greatly influenced by the age and location of Home Economics lecturers. In conclusion, it was recommended that secondary school authorities consider teacher age and location when assessing psychosocial work hazards.
Keywords: Age, Home Economics Lecturers, Location, Psychosocial Work Hazards

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Ugwuanyi, C.S. (2024). Determinants of Home Economics Lecturers’ Psychological Work Hazards in Southeast Nigerian Universities. International Journal of Home Economics, Hospitality and Allied Research, 3(1), 34-43.