Work environment predictors of beginning teacher burnout

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Goddard, Richard, O'Brien, Patrick and Goddard, Marion. 2006. "Work environment predictors of beginning teacher burnout." British Educational Research Journal. 32 (6), pp. 857-874. https://doi.org/10.1080/01411920600989511
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Work environment predictors of beginning teacher burnout

ERA Journal ID20005
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsGoddard, Richard (Author), O'Brien, Patrick (Author) and Goddard, Marion (Author)
Journal TitleBritish Educational Research Journal
Journal Citation32 (6), pp. 857-874
Number of Pages18
Year2006
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons
Place of PublicationAbingdon, Oxon. United Kingdom
ISSN0141-1926
1469-3518
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/01411920600989511
Web Address (URL)https://bera-journals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1080/01411920600989511
Abstract

This study investigated elements of school environments that explain variance in burnout scores in a sample of university graduates from Brisbane, Australia, two years after they commenced work as teachers. Using a longitudinal survey methodology, 79 beginning teachers completed the Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI) on four occasions over a two-year period, first, six weeks after they commenced work as teachers and finally, in the concluding term of their second year of teaching. Beginning teachers also completed the Work Environment Scale each time they were surveyed. The revised Eysenck Personality Questionnaire was administered when the graduands were first surveyed. In a series of hierarchical regression analyses, reports of how innovative the work environment was perceived to be added significantly to the explanation of variance in all three MBI subscales after first controlling for initial levels of burnout and the personality trait Neuroticism.

Keywordsburn out (psychology); first year teachers; personality; quality of work life; school environment; teachers; work environment
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020520102. Educational psychology
390307. Teacher education and professional development of educators
520104. Industrial and organisational psychology (incl. human factors)
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Byline AffiliationsFaculty of Education
Marich Enterprises, Australia
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