ERIC Number: EJ718600
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Sep
Reference Count: 36
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.
Descriptors: Fatigue (Biology), Job Security, Teacher Burnout, Job Satisfaction, Well Being, Teaching Conditions, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Welfare, Coping, Job Security
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Maslach Burnout Inventory