This study investigated occupational stress coping strategies among lecturers in Ilorin metropolis. The descriptive research design was employed and a total of one hundred and fifty (150) lecturers were selected from three (3) institutions, using a simple random sampling technique. Questionnaire was validated before using test re-test method of reliability with co-efficient ‘r’ 0.78. Five research hypotheses were formulated and data collected were analyzed using percentage and chi-square at 0.05 level of significant. The findings showed that, all the hypotheses were rejected. Based on the findings, recommendations and suggestions were made that could increase the interest of lecturers in Ilorin metropolis to participate in exercise activities for enjoyment and as occupational stress relief.
Key words: Occupational stress, Coping strategies, Lecturers, Physical Exercise.
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