Burnout among Low and High Experienced Teachers

Seyedehhava Mousavy, Nur Sakinah Thomas, Jayakaran Mukundan, Vahid Nimehchisalem

Abstract


Burnout is a serious psychological syndrome that can affect not only an individual’s well-being, but also the functioning of whole organisations, such as schools. It is characterized by emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and decreased personal accomplishment.The level of burnout among teachers in the field of education has a negative impact on student success. The present investigation examines the level of burn out among high and low experienced teachers. It focused on a group of English teachers from different nationalities: Iranian, and Malaysian at UPM to examine if there is any relation between burnout and experience level. The sample consisted of 30 English teachers. Two instruments namely, The Maslach Burnout Inventory and Demographic Questionnaire were used to collect data. Data analysis revealed that there is no significant difference in depersonalization and personal accomplishment scores between low and high experienced teachers. But the result of this study also revealed that there is a significant difference in Emotional Exhaustion scores between low and high experienced teachers. Further research is required to explore the roots and the causes of burnout.

 


Keywords


teacher burnout, emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, personal accomplishment

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7575/ijalel.v.1n.4p.24

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