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Work-family conflict and job burnout among public school female teachers in Malaysia during COVID-19

Mohamad Wijayanuddin, Asma' and Zulkifly, Nurul Izzati Asyikin (2021) Work-family conflict and job burnout among public school female teachers in Malaysia during COVID-19. International Journal of Social Policy and Society Special Edition, 18 (S1). pp. 64-80. ISSN 1823-0865

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Juggling with multiple roles at home and work can lead to burnout, and working at home may increase the possibility of juggling between work and family. This study investigates the relationship between work-family conflict and job burnout among Malaysian female teachers in public schools during the COVID-19 pandemic in which teachers were working at home by adopting home-based teaching and learning mode. This study used a cross-sectional online survey design. A total of 376 female public-school teachers in Malaysia were recruited by using a purposive sampling technique. The eligible participants to answer the questionnaires are (a) Malaysian, (b) teaching in primary or secondary school, (c) public school teachers, and (d) female. The study used the Malay version of the Work-Family Conflict Questionnaire to measure work-family conflict and Oldenburg Burnout Inventory to measure job burnout. It is hypothesised that there will be a significant positive relationship between work-family conflicts and job burnout. The results from multiple regression analyses show the overall work-family conflict predicts job burnout. The study also found the significance of strain-based conflicts in predicting job burnout in which work-interfere-family predict job burnout at a greater value than family-interfere-work. The results indicate that while working at home, female teachers experience strain from handling work demands which interfere with their role at home, hence contributing to job burnout. The findings, recommendations, and implications of this study are discussed.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Female teachers, Job burnout, Malaysia, Work at home, Work-family conflict
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences
Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Psychology
Depositing User: Nurul Izzati Asyikin Zulkifly
Date Deposited: 22 Dec 2021 12:40
Last Modified: 22 Dec 2021 12:40
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/95091

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