Recent studies have confirmed that the category of teachers is subject to numerous and heavy pressures, in particular, covering the peculiarity of the profession, the transformation of society towards a more multiethnic and multicultural lifestyle, the continuous evolution of the perception of social values, the scientific and technological evolution, the greater participation in decisions from students and parents, the need to work in teams, and the lost of social recognitions. The purposes of the present study were to investigate the relation among identity development, decision-making process, and burnout, and measure the predictive variables of the burnout level in a group of 80 Italian teachers, aged 34 to 63 years (M = 48.85; SD = 7.40). The group completed the following instruments: Link Burnout Questionnaire (LBQ), Ego Identity Process Questionnaire (EIPQ), and General Decision-Making Style (GDMS). Results confirm that burnout seems to be correlated with identity development and decision-making styles. The results suggest future research directions, exploring the differences among different kinds of helping professions’ workers.

Teachers’ burnout and work behavior: the role of identity development and decision-making process

Pellerone, Monica
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Malizia, Nicola;Ramaci, Tiziana
2016

Abstract

Recent studies have confirmed that the category of teachers is subject to numerous and heavy pressures, in particular, covering the peculiarity of the profession, the transformation of society towards a more multiethnic and multicultural lifestyle, the continuous evolution of the perception of social values, the scientific and technological evolution, the greater participation in decisions from students and parents, the need to work in teams, and the lost of social recognitions. The purposes of the present study were to investigate the relation among identity development, decision-making process, and burnout, and measure the predictive variables of the burnout level in a group of 80 Italian teachers, aged 34 to 63 years (M = 48.85; SD = 7.40). The group completed the following instruments: Link Burnout Questionnaire (LBQ), Ego Identity Process Questionnaire (EIPQ), and General Decision-Making Style (GDMS). Results confirm that burnout seems to be correlated with identity development and decision-making styles. The results suggest future research directions, exploring the differences among different kinds of helping professions’ workers.
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