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Analysis of Stress Factors for Female Professors at Online Universities

Escuela Superior de Ingeniería y Tecnología, UNIR-Universidad Internacional de la Rioja, Av. de la Paz, 137, 26006 Logroño, Spain
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(8), 2958; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17082958
Received: 16 March 2020 / Revised: 20 April 2020 / Accepted: 20 April 2020 / Published: 24 April 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Stress and Work)
The aim of this paper is to analyze the primary stress factors female professors at online universities are exposed to. The technique used for the prospective and exploratory analysis was the Delphi method. Two rounds of consultations were done with fourteen judges with broad experience in health and safety at work and university teaching who reached a consensus of opinion regarding a list of nine psychosocial risk factors. Among the most important risk factors, mental overload, time pressure, the lack of a schedule, and emotional exhaustion were highlighted. These risk factors are related to the usage and expansion of information and communication technology (ICT) and to the university system itself, which requires initiating more research in the future in order to develop the intervention programs needed to fortify the health of the affected teachers and protect them from stress and other psychosocial risks. View Full-Text
Keywords: telecommuting; technostress; higher education teachers; psychosocial risk factors; Delphi technique; women telecommuting; technostress; higher education teachers; psychosocial risk factors; Delphi technique; women
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García-González, M.A.; Torrano, F.; García-González, G. Analysis of Stress Factors for Female Professors at Online Universities. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 2958. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17082958

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García-González MA, Torrano F, García-González G. Analysis of Stress Factors for Female Professors at Online Universities. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2020; 17(8):2958. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17082958

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García-González, Marialuz A., Fermín Torrano, and Guillermo García-González. 2020. "Analysis of Stress Factors for Female Professors at Online Universities" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 17, no. 8: 2958. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17082958

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