Role confusion, excessive work, low wage, inadequate class room
environment, and lack of help from superiors and colleagues are the
organizational factors that play a role to teacher burnout (Bryne:1994). lack
of time, huge class strength, and teaching subjects that are not mastered by
the teacher are reasons for teacher workload (Male & May, 1998). Above
studies proves that organizational factors such as class room and school
environment have an effect on teacher burnout.
show a significant role in teacher burnout. According to Zhang and Sapp (2007)
the breakdown of respect for and assistance of teachers are reasons for teacher
burnout. Status for those in the educating career, demands for improved
efficiency at a time when the financial assistance for teaching is being
restricted may have effects on teacher burnout (Iwanicki, 1983).
Burnout and personality
should not be separated with each other (khan,2011). Maslach (2001) has
recommended that burnout can happen if people characteristics do not fit with
the workplace. In the same way, he stated that studies are done on environmental
factors ignoring personality features in identifying burnout. Studies have
revealed that the connection is low between type B personality and burnout
ozdemir’s study in 2007, teachers who are task oriented, competitive, belief in
internal locus of control, lack of humour, and have high self-efficacy are
prone to burnout. Another study by gold,2001, proves that individuals who are
perfectionists are at risk for burn out. The mentioned studies prove that
personality factors do play a role in understanding burnout.
to cope with burnout
According to Kyriacou (2001), who took points from an Education and
learning Service Advisory Panel review (1998), gives the following tips for
Seek advice from teachers on forming curriculum or educational planning,
Offer facilities to assist teachers in educational setting’s.
give clear job descriptions and specifications to reduce role confusion
Establish and maintain open lines of interaction between teachers and
give assistance whenever required
give valid and unbiased performance feedback
promote career growth activities