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George, Evy; Louw, Daniël; Badenhorst, Gerhard – South African Journal of Education, 2008
An exploratory study on the role of extrinsic and intrinsic factors in determining job satisfaction amongst urban secondary-school teachers in Namibia was undertaken. Biographical variables pertaining to the teachers' gender, age, marital status, school resources, teaching experience, academic qualifications, and rank were investigated to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Job Satisfaction, Urban Teaching, Secondary School Teachers
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Rothmann, S.; Barkhuizen, N.; Tytherleigh, M. Y. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2008
The objective of this study is to investigate the relationships between burnout, ill health, job demands and resources, and dispositional optimism in a higher education institution in South Africa. A survey design was used. The study population (N = 279) consisted of academic staff working in a higher education institution. The Maslach Burnout…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Teacher Burnout, Foreign Countries, Physical Health
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Rothmann, S.; Barkhuizen, N. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2008
The objectives of this study are to assess the psychometric properties of an adapted version of the Maslach Burnout Inventory-General Survey (MBI-GS) for academic staff in South African higher education institutions and to investigate differences between the burnout levels of different demographic groups. A survey design was used, with stratified…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Factor Structure, Factor Analysis, Psychometrics