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ERIC Number: ED561713
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 140
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-3034-2394-9
The Experience of Burnout in Counselor Education: Considering Perceived Worklife Fit and Turnover Intention
Coaston, Susannah C.
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Cincinnati
The purpose of this study was to explore experience of burnout in Counselor Education faculty. A national sample of Counselor Educators were randomly selected to participate anonymously in the online study. Participants completed the Maslach Burnout Inventory-General Survey (MBI-GS) which measures the three dimensions of burnout: exhaustion, cynicism, and professional inefficacy, as well as a questionnaire that assessed the faculty members' perceived fit in their work environment and turnover intention. The final sample consisted of 64 of 850 eligible participants completing the study for a response rate of approximately 8%. As a whole, participants experienced a moderate level of exhaustion, cynicism, or professional inefficacy. MANOVA analysis of the demographic variables found no significant differences based on race and tenure status, but a main effect for gender. Subsequent univariate analyses comparing male and female participants did not reach statistical significant. Cynicism predicted participants' turnover intent, whereas exhaustion and professional inefficacy were not significant predictors. The results of this exploratory study emphasized the impact cynicism has on turnover intention for Counselor Education faculty. Cynicism often results from dissatisfaction with some aspect of the job or from violations of the psychological contract formed upon hire. Further directions for research in this population are discussed. [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: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Maslach Burnout Inventory