EFFECT OF EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE ON JOB STRESS IN THE PRESIDENTIAL AMNESTY PROGRAMME, ABUJA, NIGERIA

A. Ruth ANDAH, Godwin Emmanuel OYEDOKUN

Abstract

This study examined the effect of emotional intelligence on job stress in the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Abuja. The population of the study comprised of 170 employees of the Presidential Amnesty Programme Abuja. The study employed a census sample as such the entire population was studied. The study employed a descriptive survey research design and the data was collected with the aid of questionnaires which was adopted and modified to fit the study. The questionnaire was tested for reliability using the Cronbach Alpha Test. The study employed the use of descriptive statistics, correlation and regression to analyse the collected data. It was discovered that Emotional Intelligence has an effect on job stress of employees of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Abuja. Therefore, it was concluded that there is a relationship between Emotional Intelligence on job stress. The study recommended amongst others that the Presidential Amnesty Programme can improve the ability of its employees to become more adaptability or self-management by building their capacities through seminars and advising them to engage in personal development programmes.

Full Text:

PDF