ERIC Number: ED470519
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Oct
Women and Special Educator Burnout: A Research Synthesis.
This paper presents a meta analysis of the literature on the role of gender in special education teacher burnout. The presentation of a theoretical framework reviews theoretical models of burnout, especially Maslach's model, and discusses the stages and constructs of burnout. A preliminary review of the literature finds an inconsistent relationship between constructs of burnout and gender. The meta analysis of 46 studies of special educator burnout that had sufficient data for further quantitative analysis addressed 23 research questions. Very small, but generally positive, effect sizes were found for the following relationships: personal accomplishment related to gender; burnout related to gender; frequency of personal accomplishment related to gender; enthusiasm related to gender; intensity of emotional exhaustion related to gender; frequency of emotional exhaustion related to gender; and alienation related to gender. Generally negative effect sizes were found for intensity of depersonalization related to gender and frequency of depersonalization related to gender. Recommendations address methodological aspects of further meta analyses of the research. (Contains approximately 150 references.) (DB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Research on Women and Education Annual Conference (San Antonio, TX, October 12-14, 2000).