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The Relationship Between Personality Traits, Stress, Job Satisfaction And Burnout Among Secondary School Teachers In Perlis

Muzliza, Mohammad (2002) The Relationship Between Personality Traits, Stress, Job Satisfaction And Burnout Among Secondary School Teachers In Perlis. Masters thesis, Universiti Utara Malaysia.

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Abstract

This study aims to examine the phenomenon of burnout among secondary school teachers in Perlis and factors related to its existence. The major focus of this research is to confirm the existence of burnout through burnout internal factors. 1) Emotional Exhaustion 2) Depersonalization and 3) Personal Accomplishment. Burnout was measured by using the Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI),whereas modified by Rosenman et al. Stress was measured by using the adapted version of Stress Assessment Test, University of Maryland. Job Satisfaction was measured by using the Job Descriptive Index (JDI) and Work-Roles were measured by using the Role Questionnaire development by Kahn, Wolfe, Snoek & Rosenthal. Altogether, 184 Malay teachers from four secondary schools in Perlis became the subjects in the study. Four factors were corellated with burnout. They are 1) Personality Traits, 2) Stress, 3) Job Satisfaction and 4) Work-Roles. The results of the showed 29 teachers or (15.8%)were experiencing burnout at a moderate level. Findings on the related factors of Personality Trait-Type B, Stress and Work-Roles showed positive and significant relationship to burnout. Meanwhile, Job Satisfaction and Personality Trait-Type A showed negative relationships to burnout. The implication of this study has some bearing as what can be done by school administrators to overcome burnout among their teachers.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Burnout, Psychological Aspects Of Work, Teachers, Secondary Schools, Perlis
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2801-3095 School administration and organization
Divisions: Faculty and School System > Sekolah Siswazah
Depositing User: Mrs Hafiza Mohd Akhir
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2009 08:18
Last Modified: 24 Jul 2013 12:08
URI: http://etd.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/633

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