Date of Award
Master of Arts in Education
Dr. Teresa Tyler
Dr. Oluwatoyin Akinde Fakuajo
teacher burnout, burnout, Maslach Burnout Inventory, emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, teacher attrition, personal accomplishment, educational leadership
Teacher burnout is a reason why teachers leave the teaching profession. Relationships, working conditions, teacher self-efficacy, and years of experience all have an impact on teacher burnout. Qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-method studies of teachers found that teacher burnout can be developed and be alleviated. Findings suggest that teachers who lack support from their principals and colleagues are more likely to develop teacher burnout. Results also indicate that new and veteran teachers develop burnout and work to relieve their burnout in different ways. Working in an environment where teachers feel supported can lead to teacher fulfillment and the prevention of burnout.