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Revista Virtual de la Sociedad Paraguaya de Medicina Interna

On-line version ISSN 2312-3893


LOPEZ GARCIA, Jéssica Monserrat; ADORNO OCAMPOS, Andrea Elizabeth  and  CARDENAS ARECO, Andrea Belén. Stress perceived by elementary and middle school teachers in Paraguay during the Covid-19 pandemic. Rev. virtual Soc. Parag. Med. Int. [online]. 2021, vol.8, n.2, pp.67-75. ISSN 2312-3893.


The Covid-19 pandemic affected school activities and could generate stress for teachers.


To determine the stress in elementary and middle school teachers in Paraguay in July 2021.


A descriptive and cross-sectional observational design was applied with a virtual survey that contained sociodemographic variables and the Levenstein’s Perceived Stress Questionnaire.


Four hundred and fifteen responses were recorded in which severe stress was detected in 0.24%, moderate stress in 13.25% and no stress in 86.51%. The dimension with the greatest impact was work overload.


It is recommended to intervene on the modifiable factors that generate stress in these individuals.

Keywords : occupational stress; teachers; pandemics; Covid-19; Coronavirus infections.

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