The objectives of study were: (1) To study the extent of stress proneness of the college principals. (2) To study the relationship of stress proneness with the personality needs of the principals. (3) To study the administrative effectiveness of the principals of colleges of Bundelkhand University. (4) To study how far stress is related to administrative effectiveness of the college. The hypotheses of study were: (1) That stress proneness is normally distributed phenomenon among the college principals. (2) That the stress proneness is related to the personality needs of the principals.
30 principals and 360 lecturers of Bundelkhand University were selected as a sample by random sampling method.
Principal’s Stress Proneness Scale by Vidya Agarwal, Meenakshi Personality Inventory by M. Bhatnagara’s and Administrative Effectiveness Scale by Amit Bhatanagar were used for data collection.
This investigation was the ex - post facto or causal comparative method.
The data were analyzed by Chi-square test.
The findings were: (1) The trait stress-proneness in college principals was found to be normally distributed. (2) High stress-prone principals were found to be more achievement oriented, more aggressive and more in need-succourance. It is only the need-achievement, need-succourance and need-aggression were related to principals’ stress-proneness. Other needs were not found to be related. (3) In case of principals’ administrative effectiveness, too, stress-proneness was found to be related.
Keyword(s): Stress, Personality , Administrative Effectiveness,