Document Type : Research Paper


1 Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran

2 Gulf College, Oman


The current paper delves into the concept of “waitance”, as the tendency to passively await events without taking any action. Under a comprehensive model, this psychological phenomenon is categorized based on intensity, valence, expectation, and waiting periods. The emotional-cognitive dynamics of waitance along with its connection with teaching burnout is the major concern of this study. Along with providing a valuable framework for educators and policymakers, as well as fostering a resilient teaching environment, this research highlights the practical importance of addressing waitance. It also identifies possible directions in further studying the role organizational support plays in mitigating waitance and burnout. The result is likely to increase the resilience and job satisfaction of educators.