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ERIC Number: EJ718600
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Sep
Pages: 16
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 36
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0258-2236
Work-Related Well-Being of Educators in a District of the North-West Province
Jackson, Leon; Rothmann, Sebastiaan
Perspectives in Education, v23 n3 p107-122 Sep 2005
The objectives of this article were to assess the relationship between burnout, health, job demands and job resources in a sample of educators. A cross-sectional survey design was used. Stratified random samples (N = 266) were taken of educators in an area of the North-West Province. The Maslach Burnout Inventory-General Survey, the Health subscale of the ASSET, and the Job Demand-Resources Scale were administered. The results showed that overload, a lack of growth opportunities, and a lack of control explained 35% of the variance in exhaustion. A lack of growth opportunities, job insecurity and a lack of control explained 23% of the variance in cynicism. Exhaustion explained 17% of the variance in physical ill-health, whereas exhaustion, cynicism and low professional efficacy explained 38% of the variance in psychological ill-health.
Perspectives in Education, Faculty of Education, University of Pretoria, Pretoria 0002, South Africa. Tel: +27 (0)12 420 4732; Fax: +27 (0)12 362 5122; e-mail: perspect@postino.up.ac.za.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Maslach Burnout Inventory