ERIC Number: ED218908
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Factors Related to Burnout: A Review of Research.
Surveys were completed by 469 special education teachers to investigate the relationship of locus of control to teach burnout. Locus of control was found to correlate significantly with four of six dimensions on the Maslach Behavior Inventory. As teachers reported more external orientation, they also reported a greater degree of burnout. No statistically significant correlations were found between burnout and teaching position, grade level taught, type of child taught, level of education, student load, size of district, and marital status. Increasing age was significantly correlated with more frequent feelings of personal accomplishment and negatively correlated with both frequency and intensity dimensions of the emotional exhaustion subscale, and stronger feelings of depersonalization. Males had significantly fewer feelings of personal accomplishment than females and scored higher on both dimensions of the depersonalization scale. Area of college preparation, years of experience, and desire to remain in teaching were also related to burnout. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children (60th, Houston, TX, April 11-16, 1982, Session Th-74). Print is light and may not reproduce well.