Language Teachers’ Burnout and Gender

Mahboobeh Jamshidirad, Jayakaran Mukundan, Vahid Nimehchisalem

Abstract


The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of gender on the three burnout dimensions; emotional exhaustion (EE), depersonalization (DP) and personal accomplishment (PA) among English language teachers in Malaysia. This study was a quantitative survey study. The Maslach Burnout Inventory-Educators Survey (MBI-ES) (Maslach, Jackson, & Schwab, 1986) was used to collect the data to determine the burnout levels of the teachers with respect to its three dimensions. These Data was collected from 28 English language teachers (50% female). Descriptive and inferential statistics including frequency, percentage, means, standard deviations, and t-test were used in the analysis. The results showed that gender was not a predictor of burnout in this sample. The study can have useful implications for educational administrators who deal with language teachers.

 


Keywords


burnout, emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, reduced personal accomplishment, gender, language teachers

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7575/ijalel.v.1n.4p.46

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