Teacher burnout explained : teacher-, student-, and organisation-level variables
Saloviita, Timo; Pakarinen, Eija (2021). Teacher burnout explained : teacher-, student-, and organisation-level variables. Teaching and Teacher Education, 97, 103221. DOI: 10.1016/j.tate.2020.103221
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Understanding the factors related to teacher burnout helps in creating schools which foster teachers’ job satisfaction and the delivery of high-quality education. We studied teacher burnout and its three subdomains across several teacher-, student-, and organisation-level variables, including teacher category, class size, number of students with support needs, attitudes towards inclusive education, and availability of support. The participants were 4567 Finnish primary school teachers consisting of 2080 classroom teachers, 1744 subject teachers, 438 special-class and 305 resource room teachers. Several associations between teacher burnout and the background variables were observed and recommendations made based on these results.