ACADEMIC JOB: A REVIEW ON STRESSORS AMONG TEACHING-STAFF OF TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS
Academic job is filled up with burnout enablers (stressors) which many people could not comprehend at a glance. So, the purpose of this review paper is to offer a synoptic stance or view of academic job stressors among teaching staff of tertiary institutions across the globe and to make suggestions for future studies in the higher education setting. During this appraisal, thirty-eight online journals and reports on the subject matter were reviewed. Among all papers reviewed or evaluated, it is an only insignificant number of them; 8 papers representing 21.05%, whose findings revealed that academic job is juicy filled with privileges and there was no stressor among teaching-staff, while the majority, pooling 30 reviewed papers representing 78.95% opposed the claims thereby, revealing that there were significant stressors among teaching-staff of tertiary institutions across the globe incubating by the academic job. In this paper, the stressors are diverse but were classified into the interpersonal relationship, research, teaching/lecturing, career development/salaries/wages and facilities/equipment. In this context, direction for future studies is suggested among others; future studies are required to examine or bring out the root causes of the regular disagreement between the management of tertiary institutions and their teaching staff to ease and tame tensions in the higher education settings.
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