International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

“Executive Stress and Their Job Effectiveness in Benue State Nigeria”
Andohol Jerome Terhemba, Asom, Terwuah Simeon

Stress debility has caused both young and middle aged people to meet untimely death. Experts in stress management therefore cannot remain complacent while citizens get tormented by stress- related illnesses like heart conditions, renal problems and hypertension. The focus on executives here is predicated on the assumption that the physical and mental exertions by executives make them more vulnerable to stress than any other group of persons-phone calls, file processing, management of human and material resources in an establishment, extensive rumination over business problems, and a compulsive thriving to outwit other executives can add up to high levels of stress in executives. The Nigerian executive is not an exception. An average Nigerian overworks in order to make ends meet. There is little leisure. Unfortunately, while people strive to accumulate some life-saving materials, their tension and blood pressure build up as well. Prolonged effects of stress are totally debilitating and often culminate in zero productivity or death. This calls for serious psychological, administrative and pharmacological interventions.

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