Effect of Educational Intervention on Occupational-Stress Management Among Security Personnel in Ogun State, Nigeria

  • FOLORUNSO-AKO, Emmanuel Oladimeji Department of Public Health, Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State, Nigeria
  • ADENIRAN Adelere Ezekiel Department of Public Health, Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State, Nigeria
Keywords: Nigeria, Stress Management, Security


Background: Occupational stress is a problem of the 21st century and is widespread. It is a harmful physical and emotional response that occur when the requirements of the job do not match the capabilities, resources, or needs of the worker. Therefore, this research examined the influence of an educational intervention on willingness to adhere to occupational-stress reduction practices among security staff of selected private universities in Ogun State, Nigeria.

Methods: A quasi-experimental design was employed for this study. The population consisted of 500 security staff which were purposively selected from two private universities in Ogun State. Normal Distribution Power formula was used to arrive at a sample size of 20 security staff for each university. A convenient sampling technique was used in selecting the participants from the two universities grouped into intervention group (IG) and the control group (CG). A validated questionnaire with Cronbach’s alpha coefficients ranging from 0.77 to 0.96 was used to collect data. IG received educational session’s two-hours weekly for two weeks, and the control group received forty-five minutes, once-weekly for six weeks. Data were collected at baseline and immediate post-intervention. Data were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics at 0.05 level of significance.

Results: Results showed that at baseline the attitudinal disposition to occupational-stress reduction practices was low (9.25 ± 2.84) in both the IG and CG. Between the baseline and immediate post-intervention, there was a significant increase (p < 0.05) in the mean score of attitudinal disposition to occupational-stress reduction practices from (from 9.25 ± 2.84 to 12.75 ± 3.21) with a mean difference of 3.50 in IG. However, there was no significant difference (p > 0.05) in the mean score of attitudinal disposition to occupational-stress reduction practices (9.25 ± 3.08 to 10.95 ± 3.93) among CG.

Conclusion: From this study, the educational intervention was effective in influencing the security staff. It is recommended that security agencies of private universities take measures in organizing educational courses to teach stress reduction techniques for better health and well-being of the security staff.


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FOLORUNSO-AKO, Emmanuel Oladimeji, & ADENIRAN Adelere Ezekiel. (2023). Effect of Educational Intervention on Occupational-Stress Management Among Security Personnel in Ogun State, Nigeria. Central Asian Journal of Theoretical and Applied Science, 4(5), 124-130. https://doi.org/10.17605/OSF.IO/P5YX8