Pre-service teacher education and beginning teacher burnout

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Goddard, Richard and O'Brien, Patrick. 2007. "Pre-service teacher education and beginning teacher burnout." Jeffery, Peter L. (ed.) AARE 2006: Australian Association for Research in Education Annual Conference 2006: Engaging Pedagogies. Adelaide, Australia 27 - 30 Nov 2006 Coldstream, Victoria.
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Pre-service teacher education and beginning teacher burnout

Presentation TypePaper
AuthorsGoddard, Richard (Author) and O'Brien, Patrick (Author)
EditorsJeffery, Peter L.
Journal or Proceedings TitleProceedings of the AARE Conference 2006: Engaging Pedagogies
Number of Pages18
Year2007
Place of PublicationColdstream, Victoria
Web Address (URL) of Paperhttp://www.aare.edu.au/06pap/god06240.pdf
Conference/EventAARE 2006: Australian Association for Research in Education Annual Conference 2006: Engaging Pedagogies
Event Details
AARE 2006: Australian Association for Research in Education Annual Conference 2006: Engaging Pedagogies
Event Date
27 to end of 30 Nov 2006
Event Location
Adelaide, Australia
Abstract

A sample of Queensland teachers at the beginning of their careers was surveyed to test the hypothesis that pre-service teacher education is a significant predictor of early career burnout. A total of 100 probationary teachers in their first year of teaching were surveyed anonymously on one occasion. After controlling for a range of variables known to influence stress and burnout in teachers, the duration of a teacher’s pre-service teacher education program added significantly to the explanation of variance in Emotional Exhaustion and Depersonalization scores. Based on Hobfoll and Freedy’s (1993) conservation of resources theory, the results of the present study suggests that teachers who have completed significantly less than four years of pre-service teacher education may have commenced their careers lacking important internal resources for handling the high work demands characteristic of the profession.

Keywordsbeginning teacher; teacher education; burnout; pre-service university training; teaching qualifications
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020520102. Educational psychology
390307. Teacher education and professional development of educators
529999. Other psychology not elsewhere classified
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Byline AffiliationsFaculty of Education
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