Assessing the Perception of Academicians about Organizational and Personal Aspects of Job Stress and Performance: A Qualitative Study

Keywords: Perception, Academicians, Organizational and Personal Aspects, Job Stress, Performance, Qualitative Study

Abstract

Performance of academicians negatively associated with job stress and many other factors most obvious are institutional and personal characteristics of academia. Academia performs assigned tasks within their position and expected roles at universities. Qualitative research study was conducted to assess the perception of academicians about organizational and personal aspects. A purposive sample of 60 participants as academia heads and academia (teachers) from eight public sector universities were targeted. Semi-structured face to face and telephonic interviews were conducted by using interview guide/checklist with open statements for getting different perception and working experience of academia heads as (Deans, Department Heads, InCharge), and of academia (teachers). Data were recorded in the form of mobile recorder and written notes. Transcripts were written and thematic analysis was used to analyze the data for important themes relevant to research objectives. Results of research shows that academia heads assign different tasks to academia, sometime oppose the interest of academia, may create stressful situation. Academia heads have diverse responsibilities to take part in different activities to obtain institutional goals, based on their domain, also face some stress. It was suggested that academia heads must assign work according to academia interest; knowledge and domain, also need to take investigate reasons of disappointment among academia. Work overload and autonomy need urgent concentration.

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Author Biographies

Atif Jamal, Government College University, Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan.

Department of Sociology, Government College University, Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan.

Ayesha Ch., Government College University, Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan.

Department of Sociology, Government College University, Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan.

Babak Mahmood, Government College University, Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan.

Department of Sociology, Government College University, Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan.

Paris Zaka, Government College University, Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan.

Department of Sociology, Government College University, Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan.

Muhmmad Furqan Ashraf, Government College University, Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan.

Department of Sociology, Government College University, Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan.

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Published
2021-01-29
How to Cite
Jamal, A., Ch., A., Mahmood, B., Zaka, P., & Ashraf, M. F. (2021). Assessing the Perception of Academicians about Organizational and Personal Aspects of Job Stress and Performance: A Qualitative Study. Amazonia Investiga, 9(36), 51-58. https://doi.org/10.34069/AI/2020.36.12.4
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