ERIC Number: EJ1019639
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 78
The Satisfaction of Teachers with Their Supervisors' Interpersonal Communication Skills in Relation to Job Burn-Out and Growth Satisfaction in Southern India
Rajesh, J. Irudhaya; Suganthi, L.
Management in Education, v27 n4 p128-137 Oct 2013
Social support of supervisors and colleagues is thought to enable people to cope better with the demanding work situations. More specifically, supportive, supervisory communication has been found to reduce uncertainty, promote discussion, build self-esteem, clarify role expectations and inculcate meaning in the job among employees. In an attempt to help educators explore the full benefits of supervisory social support in academic institutions, this article examines the satisfaction of teachers with their supervisors' interpersonal communication skills in relation to job burn-out and growth satisfaction in the job in southern India. Data were collected from 140 educational professionals of schools, colleges and universities located in southern India. The findings reveal that teachers' satisfaction with supervisors' interpersonal communication skills is positively related to their growth satisfaction in the job and negatively related to burn-out. The interview data that substantiated the findings of this study also highlight important interpersonal communication skills that need to be practiced by supervisors in the educational institutions in southern India.
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Interpersonal Communication, Supervisors, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Teacher Burnout, Foreign Countries, Satisfaction, Communication Skills, Social Support Groups, Faculty Development, Questionnaires, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Attitude Measures, Age Differences, Gender Differences, Educational Attainment, Teacher Characteristics, Regression (Statistics)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: India