Teachers' Burnout Levels and their Relationship with Hardiness in the University District Education Directorate

Majdi F. Abu Al-Haj, Harb K. Al-Hajaj

Abstract


ABSTRACT
This Study aimed at identifying the levels of burnout among male and female teachers from their own perspective in the schools at the University District Education Directorate in Jordan. To meet the study objectives two measurement tools were designed: the first tool included (25) statements to measure the hardness, and the second tool included (27) statements, divided into 3 sections, to measure burnout.
The study sample was (328) male and female teachers randomly selected from (1535) teachers in (62) schools in the second semester of (2014-2015).
The study results demonstrated that hardiness was high for male and female teachers, and burnout levels were intermediate and there were no high burnout levels for either male or female teachers. The study results also indicated that there were statically significant differences in the degree of job hardness attributed to the variables of teacher's gender, academic qualification and teaching experience. It also indicated there were statically significant differences in the degree of burnout levels attributed to the variables of teacher's gender and teaching load .The study recommended reducing the teaching and administrative loads as possible, reducing the number of students in crowded schools in addition to rewarding teachers' hardness .

Keywords


Key words: burnout, levels of burnout, hardness, schools.

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