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Stress and Burnout in the Higher Education Sector in Pakistan: A Systematic Review of Literature

Author Affiliations

  • 1Faculty of Management, Universiti Teknologi, (UTM), MALAYSIA
  • 2Faculty of Management (FM), Universiti Teknologi, (UTM), MALAYSIA

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 2, Issue (11), Pages 90-98, November,2 (2013)


The paper explores stress and burnout in higher education sector of Pakistan. It explores the historical neglect poverty and socio-political marginalization, complemented by natural disasters and anti-terrorist military operations. These are causes for less development in the sector. Additional to them, internal job related factors add to cause stress and burnout. The paper conducted a systematic literature review including papers from 8 journals and 6 books in 4 electronic databases. It concludes that teachers and administrators should know about job stress, burnout, stressors and coping mechanisms and produce policies for making the working environment congenial.


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