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ERIC Number: ED298387
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Dec
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The Relationship between School District Subsystem Characteristics and Teacher Burnout.
Dingess, Donald P.
This study examined the relationship between teacher burnout and characteristics of orientation, training, performance evaluation, and staff meeting subsystems of three Orange County, California school districts. Data for the school district subsystem characteristics were obtained in questionnaires and interviews with the personnel directors from the three districts. Data from the teachers were collected using the Maslach Burnout Inventory, the abridged form of the Social Readjustment Rating Scale, and a demographic data sheet. The hypotheses that school districts whose subsystems contained characteristics which reduce or eliminate internal or external demand, increase teacher capacities for meeting demands, or provide teachers with coping substitutes would have lower levels of teacher burnout than would school districts whose subsystems did not contain such characteristics were not supported. Failure to confirm the hypotheses was attributed to a general lack of variability on the independent and dependent variables, assumptions in the study design, and selective factors. Interesting relationships were found between various teacher and district demographic variables, life events, and burnout. (NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses
Education Level: N/A
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Note: M.S. Thesis, California State University, Long Beach.