Authors: Kok Ban Teoh, Daisy Mui Hung Kee, and Nadeem Akhtar 

Research Article

Year: 2021, Volume 21 Number 4

Pages: 86 – 99


Nowadays, the COVID-19 pandemic has led Malaysian educators to experience more significant burnout due to job demands. This paper is an effort to examine the reasons that caused burnout among Malaysian educators. A total of 413 Malaysian educators participated in the study. This study’s findings revealed that PSC has a significant negative relationship with hindrance demands and burnout, whereas both challenge and hindrance demands have insignificant positive relationships with burnout. Furthermore, the study showed that two variables—challenge demands and hindrance demands—played significant mediators in the relationship between PSC and burnout. As a result, it is concluded that PSC can reduce the unfavorable characteristics of hindrance demands and burnout among Malaysian educators. This paper’s findings are valuable to academics and experts who wish to minimize the burnout pervasiveness among Malaysian educators. 

Keywords: psychosocial safety climate, PSC, burnout, job demands, challenge demands, hindrance demands, Malaysian educators, education, Malaysia, Covid-19