Teachers’ wellbeing, affects, and burnout during the pandemic in Chile

Jorge J. Varela, Paulina Guzmán, Xavier Oriol, Francisca Romo, Rafael Miranda

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The COVID19 pandemic has had a dramatic impact upon teachers across the world. In Chile, the confinement also had a negative effect on teachers’ well-being. However, there are no studies assessing teachers’ mental health, affect, burnout, or social support during this period. Consequently, our study tested a mediation moderation model with Macro from SPSS in a sample of 635 teachers examining subjective well-being with the Pemberton Happiness Index, their emotions using the Positive and Negative Affect Schedule, their burnout with the Questionnaire for the Evaluation of Burnout Syndrome and their social support with the Social Support Questionnaire-Short Form. The study results suggest that the impact of burnout on teachers’ well-being is mediated by negative and positive emotions. Additionally, this mediation was moderated by social support levels perceived by teachers. These results confirm the importance of providing additional support to teachers during the Pandemic.

Translated title of the contributionBienestar, afectos y desgaste laboral de los profesores durante la pandemia en Chile
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10-18
Number of pages9
JournalRevista de Psicodidactica
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2023
Externally publishedYes


  • Affects
  • Burnout
  • Pandemic
  • Social Support
  • Well-being


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