Work Demand and Psychological Distress among Pre-School Pupils’ Caregivers: Does Resilience Matter?

  • Opeyemi Shoaga Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Nigeria.
  • Simidele Rasheed Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Nigeria.
  • Sesan O. Mabekoje Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Nigeria.
  • Anthonia Oni Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti, Nigeria

Abstract

This study investigated the moderating effect of resilience between work demand and psychological distress among preschool pupils’ caregivers in Ekiti State, Nigeria. A descriptive survey research design was adopted with a sample of 605 caregivers was chosen through stratified random sampling technique participating. Data were collected using: (i) Demographic Data Form, (ii) Kessler Psychological Distress Scale, (iii) Perceived Work Demand Scale, and (iv) Connor-Davison Resilience Scale. Data were analyzed using Regression Analysis and Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficient with result tested for significant at .05 level. Findings revealed, that there is a significant positive relationship between psychological distress and resilience (r = .263; p <.001), but not between psychological distress and work demand (r = .071; p >.05). There was a moderating effect of resilience in the relationship between work demand and psychological distress of caregivers. Based on the findings, recommendations were made for research and practice.


Keywords: Caregivers; Pre-School Pupils; Psychological Distress; Resilience; Work Demand

Published
2019-07-20
How to Cite
SHOAGA, Opeyemi et al. Work Demand and Psychological Distress among Pre-School Pupils’ Caregivers: Does Resilience Matter?. KIU Journal of Humanities, [S.l.], v. 4, n. 2, p. 107-118, july 2019. ISSN 2522-2821. Available at: <https://ijhumas.com/ojs/index.php/kiuhums/article/view/553>. Date accessed: 27 jan. 2022.