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ERIC Number: EJ920016
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0313-5373
The Relationship between the Level of School-Involvement and Learned Helplessness among Special-Education Teachers in the Arab Sector
Qutaiba, Agbaria
Australian Journal of Teacher Education, v36 n2 p1-15 Mar 2011
Acquired or learned helplessness is one of the most popular research subjects reported in the psychological literature in recent decades. The present study examined the relationship between involvement in decision-making at the school and learned helplessness among special-education teachers in the Israeli Arab sector. The importance of this study lies in its focused examination of variables that correlate with states that have an adverse effect on the education system, such as stress and burnout. Special-education teachers were randomly selected from several special-education schools. The findings gave considerable support to the hypotheses that predicted a negative correlation between school involvement and learned helplessness. The conclusions of this study support greater involvement of teachers in the school in order to improve their well-being and work efficiency. (Contains 4 tables and 1 figure.)
Edith Cowan University. Bradford Street, Mount Lawley, West Australia 6050, Australia. Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Israel