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International Journal of Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Research

Vol. 5, Issue 1, Part A (2023)

Empirical research on the impact of job demands and stress in distance education on Chinese college teachers’ job burnout in the post-epidemic era of COVID-19

Author(s):

Siran Zhang

Abstract:

COVID-19 has had serious effects on people worldwide in all aspects, including life, education and work, which had irreversible impacts on people's physical and mental health. In order to explore the impact of the job demands and stress of distance education on teachers’ job burnout during the Covid-19 epidemic period, 234 college teachers from China were investigated by using quantitative analysis, while correlations between job demands, stress, and teachers’ burnout in distance education were analyzed by constructing a structural equation model (SEM). The results show that teachers from Chinese university had generally experienced high-intensity work demands and pressure during the Covid-19 epidemic period when online teaching was required to carry out. Empirical research through SEM indicated that job demands had a significant positive impact on stress, while stress had a significant positive impact on job burnout. The results reveal that job demands and stress of distance education during the Covid-19 epidemic period confused teachers’ professional identity and caused their fatigue. Despite the negative impacts, teachers should find ways to overcome it through self-inspiration or finding new balances and superior department should make effort to provide necessary support and resources to alleviate their burdens.

Pages: 15-22  |  263 Views  76 Downloads

How to cite this article:
Siran Zhang. Empirical research on the impact of job demands and stress in distance education on Chinese college teachers’ job burnout in the post-epidemic era of COVID-19. Int. J. Pharmacol. Pharm. Res. 2023;5(1):15-22. DOI: 10.33545/26647184.2023.v5.i1a.18
International Journal of Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Research

International Journal of Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Research