Prevalence Causes of Stress and Coping Strategies Among Malaysian University Lecturers

Khairunesa Isa, Sarala Thulasi Palpanadan


As an academician, lecturers are tied to job scope that are related to teaching and learning, research, publication, consultancy, and community services. All these tasks have occasional loads and excessive load may cause stress to lecturers. This study was conducted to identify the level of Malaysian lecturers’ stress and the major prevalence causes of stress among them. In addition, the relationship between stressor factors to the lecturers’ stress was tested as well. A total of 609 lecturers from four Malaysian Public University were randomly selected as respondents. The findings showed that Malaysian lecturers experienced stress at low levels. Three main factors which included the university factor, social factor and individual factor had significant relationships to lecturers’ stress. In addition, work load, work environment, networking, health, and financial factors also were seen as major prevalences that contributed to the lecturers’ stress issue

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