Relationship between Stress and Performance of Health Workers

Abuabar Isah Baba


In recent times, stress has become a key area of research owing to the fact that, it is considered as a serious problem affecting not only health workers but workers in general. The origin of this problem is attributed to the growing competition, financial crisis and recession of 2008 round the world. Stress can be understood as, a condition which happens when one realizes the pressures on them or the requirements of a situation are wider than their recognition that they can handle. This paper therefore examines the relationship between stress and performance of health workers. Partial Least Square equation modelling  SEM PLS was used to analyse the data collected, findings and recommendations were discussed with a view to manage  the problem of stress, with particular reference to health workers performance in Nigeria.


Stress; performance; role stress; job stress; job security

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