Special Issue Title:

The Relationship between Psychological Stress, Burnout and Dissatisfaction: Career Decisions and Decision-Making Processes in Men of All Ages

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 February 2023

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Special Issue Editor

  • Guest Editor

    Luis Miguel Dos Santos, EdDE-MailWebsite

    Endicott College, Woosong University, Daejeon, Republic of Korea

    Interests: Burnout; career decision; Decision-making process; Men’s health; psychological stress; Workforce management; Well-being

  • Guest Editor

    Ching Ting Tany Kwee, MScE-MailWebsite

    The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

    Interests: Decision-making process; Psychological disorder; Stress; well-being

  • Guest Editor

    Ho Fai Lo, MScE-MailWebsite

    The University of Chichester, Chichester, UK

    Interests: Burnout; Male medical staff workforce management; Male nursing educator; Male nursing student; Men in nursing; stress; Well-being

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Psychological stress, burnout and dissatisfaction can significantly impact the career decisions and decision-making processes of many people, and in particular working-aged men (i.e., 18–65 years old) who are the family breadwinners in many sociocultural backgrounds and communities. While financial considerations and personal interests are clearly factors in career decisions and decision-making processes, psychological stress, burnout and dissatisfaction with internal understanding and beliefs also play major roles, regardless of geographic location and sociocultural background.

In addition to traditional working-aged men, underage children, teenagers, and retirees are part of the workforce in many countries, both legally and illegally. However, the current knowledge base is focused mainly on the legal actions, social behaviors, social movements, and human rights of these groups of people. There is a lack of studies regarding their psychological stress, burnout, dissatisfaction, career decisions, and decision-making processes. Therefore, it is important to conduct research studies to address these significant knowledge gaps.

This special issue aims to provide a platform for researchers and scholars to publish original studies, literature reviews, case studies and commentaries in the abovementioned areas. Qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-method studies are all welcome.

Dr. Luis Miguel Dos Santos, Mr. Ching Ting Tany Kwee and Mr. Ho Fai Lo

Guest Editors


Age; Bullying; Burnout; Discrimination; Dissatisfaction; Career decision; Decision-making process; Psychological stress; Retiree; Sense-making process; Stress; Teenager; Underage children; Well-being; Workforce; Working-aged men

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