Teleworking and Stress Factor Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic in Total Nigeria

IMOH CHARLES UFORD

Abstract


Teleworking and Covi-19 Pandemic has become emerging topic in business literature. However, very few studies have related both variables to stress
management among employees. This study adopted the ex-post facto research design with a sample size of 346 and valid questionnaire of 330 indicating a
95.38% respondents’ rate to investigate the relationships between the dimensions of teleworking; regular home-based, high mobile and occasional
patterns during Covid-19 Pandemic and the stress factor among Total Nigeria employees. The demographic data were presented with use of pie charts and graphical representations while Pearson correlation analysis was adopted to test the four hypotheses. The empirical analysis revealed significant and positive relationships between regular home-based teleworking and high mobile teleworking during the Covid-19 Pandemic lockdown and the stress factor of Total Nigeria employees. However, there was no significant relationship found between occasional teleworking during the Covid-19 Pandemic lockdown and stress of Total Nigeria employees. Finally, teleworking during the Covid-19 Pandemic lockdown significantly contributed to the general stress level of Total Nigeria employees. Recommendations were made and areas for future
studies highlighted.


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