Are beginning teachers with a second degree at a higher risk of early career burnout?

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Goddard, Richard and O'Brien, Patrick. 2004. "Are beginning teachers with a second degree at a higher risk of early career burnout? " Australian Journal of Teacher Education. 29 (1), pp. 31-40.
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Are beginning teachers with a second degree at a higher risk of early career burnout?

ERA Journal ID20742
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsGoddard, Richard (Author) and O'Brien, Patrick (Author)
Journal TitleAustralian Journal of Teacher Education
Journal Citation29 (1), pp. 31-40
Number of Pages10
Year2004
PublisherEdith Cowan University
Place of PublicationKatoomba, Australia
ISSN0313-5373
Web Address (URL)http://ajte.education.ecu.edu.au/ISSUES/PDF/291/Goddard.pdf
Abstract

This study investigated the impact that holding a second university degree has on levels of burnout that is reported by beginning teachers during their first year of employment. This research formed part of an ongoing investigation that aims to identify important elements relating to teacher well-being during the transition from university to a teaching career. One hundred and twenty three teachers responded to a mail survey six weeks after they commenced full-time teaching (T1) and again six months later (T2). On both occasions the survey included the Educators Survey version of the Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI: Maslach, Jackson, & Leiter, 1996). Forty five percent of respondents indicated that they held a second university degree in addition to their Bachelor of Education qualification when they registered as a teacher.

Keywordsbeginning teacher; new teachers; burnout; qualifications
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020390307. Teacher education and professional development of educators
390203. Sociology of education
520104. Industrial and organisational psychology (incl. human factors)
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Byline AffiliationsGriffith University
Faculty of Education
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