Predicting burnout from stressors, motivational factors and other variables for teachers of Quezon City private elementary schools

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Doctor of Education Major in Educational Management

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Elementary Education and Teaching | Psychology


Br. Andrew Gonzalez FSC College of Education


Educational Leadership and Management


This study attempts to determine the level of teacher burnout in private elementary schools in Quezon City and how it relates to and is predicted by the independent variables: stressors, demographic and ecological variables, and the motivational factors.The descriptive method -- normative, comparative, and correlational -- was used in this study. The respondents were 435 teachers from 15 private elementary schools in Quezon City. The questionnaire used was Mercado's adaptation of Farber's Teacher Attitude Scale which has been used extensively to assess burnout in a wide variety of human service professions.The following measures were applied: frequency distribution to get the demographic and ecological profiles of the dependents means to determine the level of burnout multiple correlation with regression analysis to determine the relationship between the burnout factors and the independent variables.The findings were, as follows:1. The general level of teacher burnout in Quezon City private elementary schools was mild.2. The level of motivation was highly moderate.3. All the stressors were significantly related to burnout at the .01 level. There was no significant relationship between burnout and the demographic variables. Among the ecological variables, school population and educational set-up were significantly related to burnout at the .05 level. All the motivational factors were negatively related to burnout at the .01 level.

4. The following were significant predictors of teacher burnout: total stressors, physical environment stressors, total motivation, type of school, and organizational stressors.The study concluded that:1. The mild level of burnout of the teacher respondents was still within manageable limits.2. The stressors related to the physical environment, job assignment, organization, and human relations significantly affected the teacher respondents.3. School population and set-up contributed to the level of burnout.4. The highly moderate level of motivation explained the mild level of burnout.5. Burnout was likely to occur among teachers in boys' schools, in the absence of motivational factors, and when the stressors, especially the physical environment and organization stressors, were present in a school situation.Finally the study stated that burnout level was still mild, but this phenomenon has to be attended to before it escalates into a serious problem.

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

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178 leaves ; Computer print-out


Burn out (Psychology); Stress (Psychology); Motivation (Psychology); Elementary school teachers; Private schools; Education, Elementary; Elementary schools

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