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ERIC Number: EJ1095411
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1172
The Implications of Demographic Variables as Related to Burnout among a Sample of Special Education Teachers
Williams, Joy; Dikes, Catherine
Education, v135 n3 p337-345 Spr 2015
The attrition rate of highly qualified special education teachers is a pervasive problem in the United States. This study investigated the association between the burnout subscales of emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and personal accomplishment relative to 10 demographic variables. Sixty-five special education teachers constituted the study sample. The study relied on data obtained from the Maslach Burnout Inventory-Educators Survey and a demographic questionnaire. The mean reliability coefficient (Cronbach's a) for the subscales comprising the instrument was found to be a = 0.81. Results were analyzed descriptively (frequencies and percentages). Gender and Marital status were also analyzed inferentially using the t-test. Descriptive findings suggested an association between all of the demographic variables and burnout. However, inferential analysis of gender and marital status related to the three subscales indicated that the differences were not statistically significant. Findings resulted in practice and policy recommendations for special education teachers and educational leaders.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Alabama
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Maslach Burnout Inventory