2010 Student Research Conference:
23rd Annual Student Research Conference

Job Burnout among Educators at Various Levels
Jennifer M. Schwend*, Tracy H. Mulderig, and Jennifer L. LaChapell
Dr. Teresa Heckert, Faculty Mentor

This study examined whether K-12 teachers and university faculty members experienced different degrees of job burnout. Job burnout, a state of heightened exhaustion and fatigue, was measured along the dimensions of emotional exhaustion, cynicism, and professional efficacy via the twenty-item Truman Burnout Inventory (Heckert et al., 2009). Participants included local special education teachers (n=11), non-special education teachers (n=69), and university faculty members (n=101) who responded to a survey link. K-12 teachers and university faculty reported similar burnout levels. Likewise, special education and non-special education teachers reported similar levels of burnout. A significant difference was found between teachers at two of the buildings within the school district.

Keywords: Burnout, Stress, Educators, Cynicism, Professional Efficacy, Emotional Exhaustion, Fatigue

Topic(s):Psychology

Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 9-2
Location: MG 1000
Time: 8:15

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