ERIC Number: ED256334
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Jan
Reference Count: 0
The Relationship between Teacher Burnout and Media Utilization.
Seidman, Steven A.
The relationship between teacher burnout and the use of various media in teaching was examined with data collected from 545 elementary and secondary teachers in the Fort Worth, Texas public school system. Subscales measured factors indicating teacher burnout, including teachers' perceptions of the degree of administrative support received, career satisfaction, ability to cope with the stresses related to teaching, and attitudes toward students. The Teacher Burnout Scale (Zager and Seidman, 1983), a demographic questionnaire, and a media utilization inventory were employed. Results suggest that teachers on the lower end of the four burnout dimensions tend to use certain media materials more frequently than teachers who are more burned out. Games, simulations, filmstrips, pictures, models, and videotapes were more heavily utilized by low burnout teachers, although no discernible differences emerged for motion pictures and computers. The results also indicate that teachers tend to use media materials less, or not at all, as burnout feelings increase. Twenty-two references are listed. (LMM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Texas Woman's Univ., Denton.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (Anaheim, CA, January 17-23, 1985). For entire proceedings, see IR 011 621.