Self-Efficacy & Pandemic Stress
Examining the Interplay between Self-Efficacy and Psychological Stress: A Case Study of Public Education Teachers during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Hafsa Khalid |
University of Karachi (UoK) |
Volume: 2 | Issue : 1 (2023/06/01)


Background: The COVID-19 pandemic has affected various sectors, including teaching professionals. Teachers face many challenges and pressures in the educational process carried out electronically at the time of the Coronavirus pandemic, including maintaining the enthusiasm of participation for learners of different ages and psychological characteristics.

Research Aim: This study aims to identify the level of self-efficacy among teachers of public education in Pakistan and its relationship to psychological stress according to some demographic variables.
Methodology: The study sample consists of 56 male teachers and 608 female teachers. The sample was chosen randomly. The relational descriptive approach is used and applied to the sample members after verifying its psychometric properties
(truthfulness, consistency); the self-efficacy scale and the psychological stress scale are developed.
Results: The study results show a high degree of self-efficacy in the study sample. In addition, the results reveal that the degree of psychological stress among teachers of public education schools in Pakistan is high. Moreover, the study found a
statistically significant negative correlation at the level of (0.01) on the self-efficacy scale and the psychological stress scale, which means that the higher the degree of self-efficacy among teachers of general education schools, the lower the degree of psychological stress.
Conclusion: There is a need for special preparation of extensive training programs to increase the e-learning competencies of teachers and reduce the psychological pressure that can be encountered in their management of scientific learning courses, such as special electronic tests and special course teaching strategies.