A Study of Burnout of Secondary School Teachers in Relation to their Job Satisfaction

Dr. Marami Goswami Dr. Marami Goswami
2013 IOSR Journal of Humanities and Social Science  
The aim of this study was to see how teachers' burnout is related to different aspects of, job satisfaction and demographic characteristics such as age and gender. The Maslach Burnout Inventory which was used to measure dimensions of teachers' burnout consisted of three subscales: emotional exhaustion, personal accomplishment and depersonalisation. In addition, the Dixit Job Satisfaction Scale [DJSS], which was developed by Dr Meera Dixit, was used to measure the subjects' job satisfaction
more » ... . The purpose of the present research is to investigate the effect of demographic variables such as sex and age and location of the schools on job burnout and the relationship between job burnout and job satisfaction. In this study, job burnout is considered as dependent variable; and age , gender, location of school and " job satisfaction" as independent variables. The results of this study show that firstly, the job burnout of teachers leads to the decrease of job satisfaction. Secondly, the demographic variables age and area of work place affect job burnout. But sex was not found to be a factor of job burnout. The negative consequences of job burnout are too costly for organizations. Therefore, to devise proper plans to decrease its consequences, this paper suggests some measures to control this phenomenon . The findings would be helpful for other researcher in policy discussions and efforts to improve teachers' quality of work life and performance.
doi:10.9790/0837-01011826 fatcat:7lumbalk2nhlhdbjy4zusmcuhu