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Original article | Innovational Research in ELT 2023, Vol. 4(2) 42-52

The impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on EFL instructors’ stress level

Ayşenur Eroğlu Yıldırım & Sevim Inal

pp. 42 - 52   |  DOI: https://doi.org/10.29329/irelt.2023.623.4   |  Manu. Number: MANU-2310-23-0001.R1

Published online: December 30, 2023  |   Number of Views: 19  |  Number of Download: 70


The Covid-19 epidemic, which emerged towards the end of 2019 and has influenced the whole world since then, has had many negative effects, especially in terms of health, social, economic, and psychological aspects. The transition from traditional face-to-face education to technology-based distance education has created many difficulties in education. In addition to the difficulties that resulted from the transfer of education to the online environment, many teachers faced additional sociological and psychological problems in their daily lives. In this present study, a survey consisted of two parts was conducted to identify the stress levels and difficulties faced by 20 EFL instructors during the pandemic. The first part includes demographic information while the second part was made up of 3 pre-defined items and one open-ended item. The analysis of the data revealed that the stress levels of instructors increased during the pandemic. In addition, instructors’ commentary revealed that they experienced various difficulties categorized under the headings of social interaction, stress level, and alienation.



Keywords: Covid-19, online learning, stressors, EFL instructors

How to Cite this Article?

APA 6th edition
Yildirim, A.E. & Inal, S. (2023). The impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on EFL instructors’ stress level . Innovational Research in ELT, 4(2), 42-52. doi: 10.29329/irelt.2023.623.4

Yildirim, A. and Inal, S. (2023). The impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on EFL instructors’ stress level . Innovational Research in ELT, 4(2), pp. 42-52.

Chicago 16th edition
Yildirim, Aysenur Eroglu and Sevim Inal (2023). "The impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on EFL instructors’ stress level ". Innovational Research in ELT 4 (2):42-52. doi:10.29329/irelt.2023.623.4.


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