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ERIC Number: EJ982856
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 44
ISSN: ISSN-0827-3383
An Investigation of Social Support and Burnout among Special Education Teachers in the United Arab Emirates
Bataineh, Osamah; Alsagheer, Ahmed
International Journal of Special Education, v27 n2 p5-13 2012
This study aimed at investigating which source of social support (supervisors, colleagues, friends, spouse, or family) would be most effective in reducing burnout among special education teachers. A sample of 300 special education teachers (50 males and 250 females) completed Burnout and Sources of Social Support questionnaires. Pearson correlation coefficients and ANOVA procedures were utilized to analyze the data. Results revealed significant positive correlations between family support, colleagues support, and personal accomplishment. Demographic variables sex, age, marital status, and teaching experience were not significantly related to any of the three burnout dimensions. Results were interpreted and implications for special education teachers were suggested. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: United Arab Emirates
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Maslach Burnout Inventory