Stress, Telework and Covid 19 in College Teachers

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Darwin Ruiz Duarte a*, Edmundo Cabezas-Heredia , Fernando Molina-Granja , Jorge Delgado Altamirano


COVID-19 has undoubtedly suspended daily normality. Stress has been a concern since the COVID-19 outbreak. This online survey is descriptive-correlational administered through the institutional academic management system - SICOA of the National University of Chimborazo in April 2021, the test of the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS) with a lickers scale was used to evaluate the stress perceived by effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, teleworking in university teachers, the SPSS V.24 was used to analyze the test questions and establish the stress levels present in the teachers. The results analyzed aspects such as: decreased appetite and sexual interest, the inability to fall asleep, gastrointestinal discomfort, headaches and body aches, drowning, fatigue, among other aspects. The stress levels found is 3.9% in absence, 32.4 % in alarm phase, 31.9% mild stress, 22.8% mild, 7.3% high and 1.7% severe. This study highlights those preventive measures should be taken to reduce stress levels in university teachers due to the effects of COVID-19 and teleworking. The research could be used as the basis for future research to assess the impact of COVID-19 stress on other types of professionals.

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