ERIC Number: EJ796875
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
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Exploring Burnout among University Online Instructors: An Initial Investigation
Hogan, R. Lance; McKnight, Mark A.
Internet and Higher Education, v10 n2 p117-124 2007
Burnout has been identified as a significant issue among those in instructional positions. The purpose of the present research was to identify and describe the status of burnout among higher education online instructors. The population for this study included responses of 76 online instructors employed by baccalaureate granting institutions within the United States. A demographic survey and the Maslach Burnout Inventory-Educators Survey (MBI-ES) were used to collect data from respondents. Data analysis revealed online instructors possessed an average score on the emotional exhaustion subscale, high degree of depersonalization, and low degree of personal accomplishment.
Descriptors: Teacher Burnout, Data Analysis, Online Courses, College Faculty, Computer Uses in Education, Teacher Attitudes, Emotional Response, Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching Methods
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