Hogeschool van Amsterdam

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COVID-19 and obligatory remote working in HEIs

an exploratory study of faculties’ work-life balance, welle-being and productivity during the pandemic

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At present, COVID-19 has caused a possible paradigm shift in education, especially in education delivery for higher educational and learning institutions.

To align with the national government and relevant national/international authorities’ policies and to avoid the spread of the virus, educational institutions in many nations have decided to temporarily suspend the traditional classroom-based education and replace it with online-based education.

This study aims at exploring the impact of COVID-19 pandemic and obligatory remote working on work-life balance, mental health and productivity of faculty members working in higher education institutions (HEI).

The study is exploratory and uses a qualitative approach using an online survey strategy to include voices of faculty members from different countries. While the results of this study indicate both positive and negative effects of obligatory remote working on faculty members’ work-life balance, well-being and productivity at the same time our findings indicate that university administration must pay heed to address concerns presented in the results.

Reference Parham, S., & Rauf , M. A. (2020). COVID-19 and obligatory remote working in HEIs: an exploratory study of faculties’ work-life balance, welle-being and productivity during the pandemic. International Journal of Economics, Commerce and Management, VIII(12), 384-400. http://ijecm.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/81223.pdf

Publication date

Dec 2020

Author(s)

Muhammad Abdul Rauf

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