Data Set on Role Demand Management among Academic Staff in Selected Nigerian University: The Eustress Perspective.

Published: 11 August 2021| Version 2 | DOI: 10.17632/gh9ynp4n49.2
Fred Peter


These data explore the concept of eustress in enhancing the performance of academic staff. This is very germane considering the fact that Eustress is viewed as a valid concept that facilitates the development of a positive emotional state, enhances employee ability to make more novel connections and associations between ideas and creativity thereby improving productivity This data shows the significance of role demand management which comprised skill discretion, meaningfulness, challenging task, management support, and time management significantly influence and enhances the performance of academics. The results can enhance quality teaching research and community impact among academic staff thereby accelerating the attainment of world-class stutus. 1. Data The data for this research was gathered from Data was obtained from structured questionnaires administered to academic staff across six universities in Nigerian, University of Ibadan, University of Lagos, Covenant University, Babcock University, Lagos State University and Ladoke Akintola University. The study adopted a mixed method to elicit information from the sampled 444 respondents and twelve in-depth interviews were also conducted. Descriptive and inferential research methods were used for the analysis. The quantitative data were analyzed using Partial Least Square – Structural Equation Modeling (PLS-SEM), while the qualitative data were subjected to manual thematic analysis. 2. Experimental Design, Materials and Methods 2.1 Data collection Data was collected through the administration of structured copies of the questionnaire to all academic staff in six universities across three states that are top ranking in Nigeria (2020 NUC Ranking) with teaching effectiveness, research and publication output, student enrolment, feasibility, student performance, quality graduate, technology, conducive learning environment, community service as indices for performance ranking amongst others (NUC, 2020). These are: University of Ibadan, Oyo State, University of Lagos, Lagos State, Covenant University, Ogun State, Babcock University, Ogun State, Lagos State University, Lagos State and Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Oyo State. Emphasis was placed on six universities which are the first two top ranking public universities, the first two top ranking private universities and the first two top ranking state universities in terms of performance according to 2020 NUC Ranking. The emphasis on the academic staff of the organization was founded on the fact that academic staff of any university are the foremost crop of work force that drive performance hence, the concept of eustress may be more applicable to them. Regression analysis was employed to test the hypothesis stated. Eustress was measured using role demands management. Academic staff performance was assessed using a community service engagement. Responses ranged by 5-point Likert scaling from 1= “Strongly disagree” to 5= “Strongly agree.