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Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling Psychology Major in Clinical Counseling

Subject Categories

Counseling Psychology


Br. Andrew Gonzalez FSC College of Education


Counseling and Educational Psychology

Thesis Adviser

Jose Alberto S. Reyes

Defense Panel Member

Leo J. Capeding
Nancy C. Rayos
Ma. Alicia Bustor Orosa
Roberto M. Mendoza


This study investigates the burnout phenomenon among Indian teachers using a sequential explanatory mixed method research design. Phase I, a survey of 362 school teachers from seven states of India examined the level of burnout in the sample population and significant predictors of three dimensions of burnout, emotional exhaustion, depersonalization and inefficacy. The participants expressed moderate levels of emotional exhaustion and depersonalization but a high level of personal accomplishment. Feelings of inadequacy, principal-teacher relationship, collegial conflict, and job overload are identified as significant work demands which predicted burnout. The most critical personality trait affecting burnout is conscientiousness and neuroticism. Among the seven proactive coping strategies the prominent predictors are proactive, reflective, preventive and emotional support seeking coping strategies. Fourteen teachers (seven high burnout and seven low burnout) teachers participated in the in-depth interview during phase II. A qualitative analysis of open-ended questions revealed that burnout is a psychological process which includes experiencing lack of resources, identification of demands as threats to resource loss, use of ineffective coping strategies to face these demands. A consequence of these processes is the experience of emotional fatigue, physical illness, emotional instability, negative attitude, and withdrawal. The study also showed that the COR model is very useful in explaining the burnout experience as perception of demands in terms of resource loss and resource gain. The implications of these findings are discussed in terms of counseling practice and research.

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Shelf Location

Archives, The Learning Commons, 12F Henry Sy Sr. Hall

Physical Description

xiv, 261 leaves ; 28 cm.


Burn out (Psychology); Indian teachers

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