How did university staff adapted to the pandemic?
The new research developed by Hugo Horta (The University of Hong Kong), Anna Panova (CInSt), João Santos (Iscte—Instituto Universitário de Lisboa) and Maria Yudkevich (CInSt).
The findings show that academics which in general had long working hours, further increased their time of the week dedicated to work leading possibly to the reported cases in the literature of increasing stress and burnout during the pandemic. These effects were found to be similar to all academics, independently of their gender and disciplinary field. More concerning is that this increased number of hours worked per week appears to have established itself as part of the new normal. The main driver for the increased workload is associated with teaching, and to a lesser extent with administrative duties.