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ERIC Number: ED553762
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 148
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-3031-0194-6
Examining Teacher Burnout Using Emotional Intelligence Quotients: A Correlational Study
Hammett, Jennifer
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Texas A&M University - Commerce
The purpose of this study was to discern if there are significant differences in a teacher's level of burnout based on his or her emotional intelligence quotient. This quantitative study examined the relationship between demographic characteristics, an emotional quotient inventory, and a burnout inventory to find significant relationships between different subscales and to determine if a person's level of emotional intelligence does in fact affect the amount of job induced burnout suffered. This study focused on elementary teachers in a large urban school district in Texas. Through random sampling, approximately 100 elementary educators from among the 32 elementary schools in the district were chosen to voluntarily participate in the study. Participants were assured that his or her participation is voluntary and that they could choose to not participate at any time. The participants were asked to give some demographic information and then also to complete the Bar-On Emotional Quotient Inventory as well as the Maslach Burnout Inventory for Educator's Survey. This study then utilized regression information to discern how the five constructs of emotional intelligence predict burnout. The study also utilized MANOVAs to find the significance between demographic characteristics and the constructs of both the emotional intelligence survey and the burnout inventory. Analysis of quantitative data revealed that there was a significant relationship between the amount of burnout an employee experiences and their level of emotional intelligence. The results from this study confirmed results and recommendations from previous researchers on the topic of burnout and emotional intelligence. Quantitative data analysis also showed that there were not any significant differences between the constructs of burnout, the constructs of emotional intelligence, and the demographic variables. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Maslach Burnout Inventory