ERIC Number: EJ1205094
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Abstractor: As Provided
Understanding the Relationship between Work Intensification and Burnout in Secondary Teachers
Lawrence, David F.; Loi, Natasha M.; Gudex, Boyd W.
Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, v25 n2 p189-199 2019
This cross-sectional study sought to investigate teachers' experiences of work intensification and wellbeing. Using the Job Demands-Resources model as a framework, this study investigated the relationship between work intensification, satisfaction with workload, perceived organisational support, and burnout. An Australian sample of 215 high school teachers completed a confidential and anonymous online survey battery. Multiple regression analyses indicated that non-teaching-related workload was a stronger predictor of burnout than teaching-related-workload. In addition, the results indicated that perceived organisational support moderated the relationship between work intensification and the emotional exhaustion component of burnout. These findings have important implications for teacher wellbeing and highlight the importance of organisational support for staff.
Descriptors: Correlation, Teacher Burnout, Well Being, Faculty Workload, Work Environment, Secondary School Teachers, Foreign Countries, Predictor Variables, Organizational Culture, Teacher Attitudes, Job Satisfaction
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia