Influence of Perceived Occupational Stress on Psychological Well-being of Federal Road Safety Personnel in Nigeria

Saheed Abiola Saka, Odunjo-Saka Kamal and Oladejo Teslim Alabi

This study assessed the influence of perceived occupational stress on psychological wellbeing of road safety personnel in Osun state. This was with a view to understanding the extent to which perceived occupational stress could contributes to the psychological wellbeing of road safety personnel in Osun state. Primary data were used for the study. The data were collected among federal road safety corps in Osun State. The sample consisted of 268 personnel drawn from all the seven commands in the state using proportionate sampling technique. Two standardized psychological instruments namely: Job Stress Scale (JSS) by Theorell and psychological wellbeing scale by Ryff, were used to collect data from the respondents. Data collected were analysed using multiple linear regression and t-test independent sample. The results showed that perceived occupational stress had a statistically significant influence on the psychological wellbeing of road safety personnel [F (3,264)=8.690, p<0.05, F-val=8.690, R2=0.90]. The results further showed that there is no significant influence of sex on psychological well-being of Federal Road Safety Corps members in Osun state [t (266)=0.594, p>0.05]. The study concluded that perceived occupational stress significantly important in influencing psychological wellbeing of road safety personnel.

Published Date: 2021-01-26; Received Date: 2020-09-19