The psychological impacts of COVID-19 outbreak on research productivity: a comparative study of tourism and non-tourism scholars
The COVID-19 pandemic has a massive influence upon the working environments of scholars globally. In this paper, we investigate how the changing conditions under which individuals work because of various restrictions have inuenced the productivity of scholars based on a global sample of 1073 scholars from 83 countries. The findings show that tourism and non-tourism scholars react in similar ways to the changes in the social and physical environment of the pandemic with one exception: teleworking stressors positively affected all scholars' perceived safety and did not impact tourism scholarly productivity. Tourism and non-tourism researchers' productivity had also a positive relationship with social isolation and perceived safety. Additionally, perceived safety mediated the relationship between the psychological factors and scientic production. Moreover, perceived risk moderated the link between perceived safety and scholarly productivity. This paper contributes to tourism studies by looking at the psychological factors that inuence tourism researchers' productivity during COVID-19 and comparing their responses to non-tourism scholars.