The Level of Psychological Burnout at the Teachers of Students with Autism Disorders in Light of a Number of Variables in Al-Riyadh Area

Omar Khalil Atiyat
2017 Journal of Education and Learning  
This study aimed at measuring the level of the psychological burnout in the teachers of students that have autism symptoms in Al-Riyadh area—kingdom of Saudi Arabia. In light of variables. These variables are the gender, the teaching place, the academic qualification of the teachers, the experience of the teachers, the age of the teachers, and the grades that the teachers teach. The methodology adopted in this study was the descriptive surveying method using the "Maslach Burnout Inventory"
more » ... of the psychological burnout. This measure consists of three dimensions as follows: The emotional fatigue, Sagging Feeling, Lack of feeling of personal Achievement. The sample of study included 94 teachers. All of the teachers in the Autism discover symptoms. The result obtained in this study has shown that there is an average level of burnout signs shown by the sample members at all of the three dimensions together. However, the study also showed that the awareness level varied against each dimensions as follows: the lack of feeling the personal achievement—dimension came first with a high average 27.56. In the second, place the (Emotional fatigue) dimension with an average of 23.06. Finally, in the third place came the (sagging feelings) dimension with an average of 3.16. In addition, the results showed significant differences at a level of α=0.05 due to the effect of the variables, affecting the burnout level, namely the teachers' gender, the teachers' age, and the teacher's experience. On the other hand, the results showed insignificant differences at the effect of the other variables, which are the teaching place, the teachers' academic qualification, and the age of students with autism disorder.
doi:10.5539/jel.v6n4p159 fatcat:uprmmk2645fpfhffjzgplezkvi