Outstanding teachers as an endangered species : a study of burnout

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Patricia Terrell Schreiber (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
David E. Purpel

Abstract: This study was an interpretive inquiry into the phenomenon of burnout and why career-status teachers terminated their careers. Specifically, it focused attention on the relationship between the reasons the teachers resigned and how they experienced teaching. This research gained insights into the following questions: 1) Why are career-status teachers terminating their careers early? 2) Do they believe they suffered from the phenomenon of burnout? 3) How extensively did these teachers integrate teaching with their personal lives? 4) Were these teachers able to derive meaning from their teaching experiences? If not, did this contribute to their unhappiness? and 5) Do they believe that terminating their careers could have been avoided? The first phase of the research was a review of the literature to investigate the phenomenon of burnout. Theories by leading authorities on burnout were presented. Their research was compared and contrasted.

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Language: English
Date: 1985
Teachers $x Job stress
Burn out (Psychology)

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