ERIC Number: ED260053
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Nov-12
Relationships among Burnout Factors and Occupational Stressors in the Teaching Profession.
Adams, Ronald D.; And Others
This study sought to determine if relationships exist among various factors pertaining to measured burnout and the life and teaching events perceived as stressors by practicing teachers. The subjects were 220 full-time public school teachers from five school districts, both urban and rural, divided evenly between elementary and secondary levels. The subjects were enrolled as master-level students in Research Methods and Educational Psychology classes. Instruments used included the "Teaching Events Stress Inventory" (Cichon and Koff, 1978), the "Life Events Inventory" (Holmes and Rahe, 1967), and the "Maslach Burnout Inventory" (Maslach and Jackson, 1981). The design and purpose of each of the instruments are described. In analyzing relationships, correlation coefficients were computed between each of the life/teaching events and each factor score obtained from the burnout scale. To facilitate these analyses, clusters of events were also used in preparing tables of correlates with the burnout factor scores. Life events as correlates of burnout factors are discussed first, followed by teaching events. Data illustrating relationships are presented in tables. A list of conclusions drawn from the study is presented in narrative form. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, November 12, 1982). For related document, see SP 026 380.