The Effects of University Teaching Competency, Professor-Student Relationship, Professor-Colleague Relationship, and Self-Disclosure on Professors’ Job Stress

Nam Joo Je, Meera Park, Jiwon Yoon


The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of university teaching competency, professor-student relationship, professor-colleague relationship, and self-disclosure on professors’ job stress, as well as check the relationship between these variables and use it as basic data for preparing measures to reduce university professors' job stress. This study was conducted on university professors working at universities across the country who could understand and judge the contents of the survey and agreed to participate in this study. Data collection was from July 1 to July 31, 2021, after IRB approval, and a total of 129 data were used for the final analysis. The factors affecting the stress of teaching jobs are the director and dean (β=.259, p= .001), age (β=.258, p= .001), Professor-Co-Professor Relationship (β=.256, p=.001), self-opening (β= .178, p=.016), Faculty Competency Execution (β=.170, p=.It appeared in the order of 024), and among them, it was confirmed that the position (chief and dean) was the biggest influencing factor on the stress of the professors’ job. The explanatory power was 36.3%. Support for reducing job stress for university professors should be prepared, and more systematic and empirical discussions on the entire university professors need to be conducted.

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