The IUP Journal of Organizational Behavior
Work from Home During Pandemic: Commitment, Work Stress and Job Satisfaction Among University Teachers in Bangladesh

Article Details
Pub. Date : April, 2023
Product Name : The IUP Journal of Organizational Behavior
Product Type : Article
Product Code : IJOB040423
Author Name : Salahuddin Ahmed and Sapna Singh
Availability : YES
Subject/Domain : Arts & Humanities
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No. of Pages : 27



Covid-19 had an adverse impact not only on our health but also on the way we work. It altered the way people live and work, and affected industries and organizations globally. Many organizations have started to bring in a new approach to working to adapt to these changes effectively using a Work From Home (WFH) policy. The academic fraternity adapted to this change within no time and conducted classes in the online mode with the help of technology. The objective of this study is to examine the challenges encountered by the teachers in online teaching and its impact on overall job satisfaction, commitment and work stress. Using a quantitative approach, 372 faculty members from various universities who immediately adapted to WFH across Bangladesh were surveyed, and the responses were analyzed. The study reveals that WFH, commitment, and work stress have a significant effect both directly and indirectly on job satisfaction.


The recent Covid-19 pandemic is considered to be one of the worst crises of all time, which profoundly shattered the lives of common people across the world and largely impacted the economies, organizations, and service holders throughout the world (Acter et al., 2020; and Margherita et al., 2021). The pandemic caused an unprecedented economic shock and steep job losses (Schleicher, 2020; and Moens et al., 2022). Primary research has observed the negative repercussions of this crisis and the related preventive steps (i.e., curtailing free movement of people, forced maintaining of distance, lockdowns, working from home, etc.) have amplified the concern (Usher et al., 2020), loss of productivity (Goodell, 2020) and stress (Mimoun et al., 2020). Following the pandemic, people are bound to adopt new behavior patterns, work style and also new commuting patterns and work preferences like WFH.