Stress among university lecturers with Online Teaching during COVID-19 Pandemic in Vietnam.

Hoang Thi Ngoc Anh, Hoang Thi Kim Thoa, Tran Xuan Huy


DOI: 10.53522/ytcc.vol9.02

Submitted date: 03 Apr 2023

Accepted date: 26 Dec 2023

Background: Stress has different meanings for each person. It is a part of our daily human experience, but it is associated with several different problems and outcomes, during the COVID-19 pandemic which changed many aspects of our lives, including education. It is important to explore the lecturers' stress which contributes to their effective teaching.

Methods:  This study used an online questionnaire from April to May 2022. The convenience sample included 247 lecturers in universities in Vietnam, aged 23 to 50+ years. Demographic and stress-related information was measured using the Perceived Stress Scale (PSS- 10) questionnaire. Chi-square tests were used to analyze the association between these factors and the stress level.

Results:  Most of the respondents were female (77.7%), the majority were aged from 31 to 40 years (45.7%), and most worked long hours. The survey found that 83.4% of participants had moderate levels of stress, and 8.1% and 8.5% with low and high levels of stress respectively. Findings demonstrated consistent associations among education level (p=0.025), working hours per week (p=0.00), teaching methods (p=0.036), and level of stress.

Conclusions:  The prevalence of lecturers with moderate stress levels was substantial. The changes in education had been accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic, which impacted teaching routines and the stress of lecturers. Understanding the associated factors with stress could assist in reducing levels and improving the efficiency of education.





Stress, Lecturers, Teaching, Online Teaching, COVID-19