Burnout in teachers: Shattered dreams of impeccable professional performance
Journal/Book: J Clin Psychol. 2000; 56: 605 Third Ave, New York, NY 10158-0012, USA. John Wiley & Sons Inc. 595-606.
Abstract: Burnout usually is conceptualized as a work-related syndrome stemming from the individual's perception of a significant gap between expectations of successful professional performance and an observed, far less satisfying reality. The article examines this perception as a discrepancy between expected and observed levels of the individual's professional self-efficacy. The teaching profession and its service providers-teachers-serve as a model to illustrate and support this examination. Self-reports of novice teachers' experiences in their first year of teaching are given, reflecting a world of shattered dreams of idealistic performance. Finally, a number of suggestions for programs and activities that have proven helpful in alleviating stress and burnout among teachers are described.
Note: Article Friedman IA, Henrietta Szold Inst, 9 Columbia St Kiryat Menachem, IL-96583 Jerusalem, ISRAEL
Keyword(s): burnout; work-related stress; stress and burnout amelioration