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ERIC Number: EJ1072815
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 31
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2141-1905
Job-Related Stress, Personality, Social Support and Burnout among College of Education Lecturers
Salami, Samuel O.
African Higher Education Review, v2 p39-69 Dec 2009-Jul 2010
The main purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship of job stress, personality and social support to burnout among college of education lecturers. The second purpose was to examine the extent to which personality and social support can buffer the negative effects of stress on burnout. Design/methodology/approach--Survey methodology was used for this study. Job-related stress, personality and social support were used as the predictors of emotional exhaustion, depersonalization and personal accomplishment. Findings--Results showed that job stress, personality dimensions and social support jointly and separately predicted dimensions of burnout. Personality and social support interacted with job stress to predict personal accomplishment. Practical Implications--Results support the view that, environmental (job stress and social support) and personal factors (personality traits) have influence on burnout. Originality/Value--The papers findings imply that interventions designed to improve lecturers' classroom management skills, social network and assessment of their personality traits may have positive impact in combating burnout.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nigeria
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Maslach Burnout Inventory; NEO Five Factor Inventory
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A