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ERIC Number: EJ1136924
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-May
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0033-3085
Burnout in Special Needs Teachers at Kindergarten and Primary School: Investigating the Role of Personal Resources and Work Wellbeing
De Stasio, Simona; Fiorilli, Caterina; Benevene, Paula; Uusitalo-Malmivaara, Lotta; Di Chiacchio, Carlo
Psychology in the Schools, v54 n5 p472-486 May 2017
The purpose of the current study was to examine, within an integrative predictive model, the relative contributions of sociodemographic variables, personal resources, and work wellbeing to teacher burnout. The research was conducted with special education teachers at Italian preschools--a context in which few previous studies have been carried out--and primary schools. A cross-sectional survey-based study with a sample of 194 kindergarten and primary school teachers was conducted. The results indicated that teachers' happiness at school and job satisfaction incrementally predicted variance in personal, work-related, and student-related burnout, even after controlling for the effects of sociodemographic factors and personal resources. Furthermore, the final integrative predictive model was similar for both kindergarten and primary teachers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Primary Education; Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education; Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Italy
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