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Original article | International Journal of Progressive Education 2023, Vol. 19(1) 205-222

The Main Stressors of Tertiary Level EFL Instructors Teaching Remotely Amidst Covid-19

Oğuzhan Yangöz & Burcu Ünal

pp. 205 - 222   |  DOI:   |  Manu. Number: MANU-2210-30-0003

Published online: February 01, 2023  |   Number of Views: 156  |  Number of Download: 211


With the global COVID-19 pandemic outbreak, our lives, especially education, have been adversely affected. This research investigates the relationship between technostress and burnout levels of English language instructors amidst the pandemic and makes recommendations about the role of online language education in the coming years. In this study, Turkish adaptation of Maslach’s MBI-ES and Defining Teacher’s Technostress Level Scale was administered to 188 English instructors working at State and Foundation Universities in Turkey. Semi-structured interviews were also conducted with 10 English language instructors. The findings indicate that instructors have medium level of technostress and low level of burnout. Age and gender were found to be an important contributing factor for both technostress and burnout levels. Correlation analyses showed a relationship between subscales of burnout and technostress measures. The research findings suggest adapting the curriculum of English language teaching programs to increase the technology literacy of prospective English language teachers and prepare them for the increasing role of online language teaching in the coming years as well as providing professional development opportunities for in-service language teachers.

Keywords: Teacher burnout, technostress, pandemic, online education, Covid-19

How to Cite this Article?

APA 6th edition
Yangoz, O. & Unal, B. (2023). The Main Stressors of Tertiary Level EFL Instructors Teaching Remotely Amidst Covid-19 . International Journal of Progressive Education, 19(1), 205-222. doi: 10.29329/ijpe.2023.517.13

Yangoz, O. and Unal, B. (2023). The Main Stressors of Tertiary Level EFL Instructors Teaching Remotely Amidst Covid-19 . International Journal of Progressive Education, 19(1), pp. 205-222.

Chicago 16th edition
Yangoz, Oguzhan and Burcu Unal (2023). "The Main Stressors of Tertiary Level EFL Instructors Teaching Remotely Amidst Covid-19 ". International Journal of Progressive Education 19 (1):205-222. doi:10.29329/ijpe.2023.517.13.

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