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ERIC Number: EJ1003344
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-May
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0742-051X
Getting Personal with Teacher Burnout: A Longitudinal Study on the Development of Burnout Using a Person-Based Approach
Hultell, Daniel; Melin, Bo; Gustavsson, J. Petter
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, v32 p75-86 May 2013
Studies have suggested that teachers' burnout levels are stable over time. This might be because longitudinal studies on burnout have mainly used a variable-based approach. The purpose of this study was to determine if a person-based approach could provide a more multifaceted perspective to the development of teacher burnout. 816 beginning teachers were tracked over the first three years of their employment. At group level, burnout levels were moderately low and stable over time. However, underlying these levels were seven trajectories, of which six changed significantly over time. Changes in burnout trajectories were associated with concurrent changes in burnout-related variables. (Contains 6 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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