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ERIC Number: EJ963399
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-1525-1810
Burnout among Special Education Administrators: A Preliminary Study
Carter, Susan J.
Journal of Special Education Leadership, v24 n2 p104-110 Sep 2011
Research on the extent of stress and burnout among special education administrators is not as well developed as research on the extent of stress and burnout among teachers. This study utilized the Maslach Burnout Inventory to determine levels of stress and burnout among administrators of special education. Results indicated administrators of special education had above-average levels of emotional exhaustion, average levels of depersonalization, and above-average feelings of personal accomplishment and were more emotionally exhausted than professionals in teaching, postsecondary education, social services, mental health, or medicine. This study suggests it is important for special education administrators to take a preventative approach in order to reduce the emotional exhaustion of the job. (Contains 1 figure and 2 tables.)
Council of Administrators of Special Education. Fort Valley State University, 1005 State University Drive, Fort Valley, GA 31030. Tel: 478-825-7667; Fax: 478-825-7811; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Maslach Burnout Inventory