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ERIC Number: EJ766609
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Aug
Pages: 15
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-0311-6999
Beginning Teacher Burnout in Queensland Schools: Associations with Serious Intentions to Leave
Goddard, Richard; Goddard, Marion
Australian Educational Researcher, v33 n2 p61-75 Aug 2006
In keeping with repeated calls to investigate high early career turnover within the teaching profession, the present study investigated the hypothesis that a significant positive association between burnout and turnover intention would be observed in teachers at the beginning of their careers. A sample of 112 Australian teachers working in their first or second academic year was surveyed in 2004. Respondents were administered the Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI: Maslach, Jackson & Leiter 1996) and asked about serious intentions to leave their job and/or profession. Meaningful and significant associations between serious intentions to leave and all three MBI subscales were found. The findings suggest a realistic and straightforward explanation for the alarmingly high early career attrition rates that are now commonly reported for the teaching profession in a number of countries. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Maslach Burnout Inventory