ERIC Number: ED328539
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Nov
Teacher Burnout in Diverse Elementary School Environments.
Twillie, Less Doll; Petry, John R.
This study examined the question: Do teachers who work in a more supportive educational environment exhibit less burnout as measured by the teacher burnout questionnaire than do teachers who work in a less supportive educational environment? Subjects were 22 teachers (100%) from an elementary school serving an urban university faculty client group (more supportive) and 19 teachers (80%) serving an inner-city populace (less supportive). A review of selected literature presents findings from studies on teacher burnout and its causes, as well as abstracts of four recent dissertations on school characteristics and teacher burnout. Data analysis from this study indicated that teacher burnout exists regardless of environment, whether supportive or nonsupportive. Recommendations are made on the desirability of inservice workshops designed to develop teacher self-worth and on the value of released time for teachers. The questionnaire is included. (21 references) (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 14-16, 1990).