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The purpose of the study was to understand the impact of involuntary remote working during the early phases of the COVID-19 pandemic on perceived stress and work-related burnout for workers with and without previous experience of remote work.

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Why is it important?

While we unsurprisingly discovered an overall increase in stress and burnout among most workers, we also discovered some groups were more prone to increases in stress and burnout. Importantly, people who worked from home pre-pandemic were already more stressed and burned-out than regular workers. This suggests that the call for permanent work from home arrangements by some businesses and industries may have unintended consequences for specific groups of workers.

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This page is a summary of: Perceived Stress, Work-Related Burnout, and Working From Home Before and During COVID-19: An Examination of Workers in the United States, SAGE Open, October 2021, SAGE Publications,
DOI: 10.1177/21582440211058193.
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