Stress Control and Management among Nigerian Journalists
Keywords:stress, media organizations, media practitioners, health-related illness
Stress in oneâ€™s imagination is a characteristic of modern living. Every individual experiences stress in one form or another; be it in our personal relationship, at school, at work or in just trying to make ends meet, stress has remain with us. It is not an understatement to say that stress is a predominant phenomenon of the media organizations. Perhaps nowhere else has it been so glaring, more diffused and better reinforced as in the media houses.
In the day-to-day dissemination of news and information, the media practitioners are confronted with stressful situations which often times result in bodily harms hence the need to contribute towards managing the unfortunate development.
This paper discusses causes of stress, types of stress, signs and symptoms, stress and health, coping with stress, stress and job performance, among others. It concludes with methods of managing stress as a solution towards preventing health-related illnesses like cardio-vascular disorders, stroke and ulcer. Recommendations on how to control and manage stressful conditions were advanced in order to avail journalists, broadcasters etc. the knowledge to combat the menace. It is hoped other professionals will find the contents of this research work useful as well.
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