Influence of socio-demographic factors on Reported Job Stress among Pharmacy Practitioners

Abigail Olubola Taiwo, John O Ekore, Fred Tamen, O Olatawura

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The study examined the influence of socio-demographic factors of gender, years of experience at work and marital status on levels of job stress associated with those in pharmacy practice. Participants were randomly selected from Pharmacy units in Ibadan metropolis, comprising of one hundred and twenty pharmacists with ages ranging from 26 to54 years (mean = 37.04; SD =8.79)
The research instrument used was a standardised occupational stress indicator developed by Cooper, Sloan and Williams (1988). This cross-sectional study used the expost-facto design. Two hypotheses were tested using t-test and 2x2 Analysis of Variance (ANOVA). Results revealed that Pharmacists who had spent more than 10 years on the job expressed higher level of job stress when compared with their counterparts who had spent less than 10 years (F(1, 116) = 4.01, P<.05). Married Pharmacists also reported higher levels of job stress than those who were single (t= -3.64, df=118, P<.05).
These findings with the implications were discussed. It was recommended that there is the need to assess job stress among pharmacists and the need to implement stress management interventions at both the individual and corporate levels.
Original languageEnglish
Article number6
Pages (from-to)74-84
Number of pages11
JournalNigerian Journal of Psychology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 29 Jan 2002


  • Job Stress
  • Pharmacists
  • Marital status
  • Sex
  • Occupational stress
  • Job experience


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