Academy of Strategic Management Journal (Print ISSN: 1544-1458; Online ISSN: 1939-6104)


E-Learning and Job Burnout among Higher Education Instructors during Covid-19 Pandemic

Author(s): Hadeel Abdellatif, Fadi R. Shahroury

 COVID-19 has created colossal challenges for higher education institutions to transform their courses to e-learning just overnight. This transformation has required extra effort and time from instructors which has led to increasing levels of exhaustion, stress and anxiety. Thus, causing job burnout and affecting their mental health. This study explores the level of job burnout among higher education staff during COVID-19 and identifies the factors leading to the development of this psychological condition. To do so, 40 semi-structured interviews were conducted with instructors from five universities. Data was coded and analysed using NVIVO 12. The findings demonstrate that 75% of the instructors are experiencing high levels of job burnout. The level of burnout varies based on gender and having children.

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