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ERIC Number: EJ865349
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-0830-0445
An Exploration of Burnout among Online University Professors
McCann, Jack Thomas; Holt, Roger
Journal of Distance Education, v23 n3 p97-110 2009
Stress and burnout have emerged as a serious concern for today's higher education instructors. As the growth in distance education continues, the demands on online academics will increase, potentially leading to the burnout. This study examined the correlation between years of online work experience, gender, educational level, academic training, and burnout. The correlation was not found to be significant among these areas. In addition, this research examined stress among higher education faculty members with online courses. The analysis revealed there were appreciable differences in syndromes for burnout when comparing online and traditional teaching methods. In fact, it appears as though online instructors are less stressed than their face-to-face counterparts. (Contains 9 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Maslach Burnout Inventory