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ERIC Number: ED556575
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 155
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: 978-1-3037-0480-2
Relationship among Self-Efficacy, Social Support, Job Satisfaction, and Teacher-Related Burnout
Watts, Gannon J.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Northcentral University
Human-service professions are at high-risk for burnout including the teaching profession. Work-related burnout is a gradual process widespread among many professionals and is in response to stressful events. Some of the current research has been focused on teachers with work-related burnout. An area of limited research has been the potential buffers that may be a preventive to burnout with some research conducted on specific buffers. However, the relationship, if any, of specific variables including social supports, job satisfaction, and self-efficacy to work-related burnout among elementary school teachers and their relative importance and contributions as buffers remains unknown. This quantitative study utilized a correlational design so that the direction and strength of the relationship among the variables could be assessed. The participants of the study included a convenience sample of 171 elementary schoolteachers who are members of the Louisiana Teacher's Association. Multiple regression analyses was used to analyze data collected from the Maslach Burnout Inventory-Educator's Survey, Duke Support Index-10, the Teaching Sense of Efficacy Scale, and the Teacher's Satisfaction Scale. Results of the study indicate a relationship exists between job satisfaction and all three dimensions of burnout and between self-efficacy and personal accomplishment. Lastly, the combination of social support, self-efficacy, and job satisfaction significantly predicted all three dimensions of burnout and acted as buffers for some participants. Recommendations for future studies include generalizing of the study to other levels of teaching and geographical areas and considering additional control variables in addition to those included in this study. A final recommendation would be to test other sets of potential buffers from work-related burnout. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Louisiana
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Maslach Burnout Inventory