ERIC Number: EJ873810
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb
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An Exploration of the Burnout Situation on Teachers in Two Schools in Macau
Luk, Andrew L.; Chan, Bessie P. S.; Cheong, Selwyne W.; Ko, Stanley K. K.
Social Indicators Research, v95 n3 p489-502 Feb 2010
To explore the burnout situation of teachers in two schools in Macau and to investigate any differences made of demographic characteristics. The relation of burnout on social problem solving and holistic health of teachers is also studied. A self reported questionnaire with the Chinese Maslach Burnout Inventory (C-MBI), Chinese Social Problem Solving Inventory (C-SPSI) and the Body-Mind-Spirit Well-Being Inventory (BMSWBI) were used. Totally 138 teachers participated in the study. With Hong Kong data as a reference, Macau teachers scored in the average range of burnout in emotional exhaustion and depersonalization but scored in the low range of burnout in personal accomplishment. Significance differences were found in some dimensions of burnout in age, marital status, teaching experiences, education background and satisfaction with income. Both C-SPSI and BMSWBI were found to be significantly negative correlated with emotional exhaustion and depersonalization and positive correlated with personal achievement. The findings identified those with greater degree of burnout, to whom more attention should be paid. The study also contributed to the limited literature on the quality of life of teachers in Macau. Finally, the findings added on the data base for comparison internationally among the Chinese population.
Descriptors: Social Influences, Teaching Conditions, Teacher Characteristics, Questionnaires, Well Being, Emotional Response, Age Differences, Marital Status, Teaching Experience, Educational Attainment, Teacher Salaries, Teacher Attitudes, Correlation, Fatigue (Biology), Teacher Burnout, Quality of Life, Problem Solving, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Maslach Burnout Inventory