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Original article | International Journal of Progressive Education 2020, Vol. 16(4) 66-80

Occupational Burnout Level of Preschool Teachers Working in the East and West of Turkey

Meral Taner Derman, Ayşe Bahar Ural & Sevingül Güney

pp. 66 - 80   |  DOI: https://doi.org/10.29329/ijpe.2020.268.5   |  Manu. Number: MANU-1910-17-0004.R1

Published online: August 13, 2020  |   Number of Views: 17  |  Number of Download: 57


Abstract

The aim of this research is to examine the occupational burnout levels of preschool teachers’ work in terms of working in the eastern and western parts of Turkey, voluntariness, gender, working location and age. In accordance with the general aim of the study, “Maslach Burnout Inventory” and “Personal Information Form” (prepared by the researcher) were filled by 72 preschool teachers working in the eastern provinces of Turkey and 82 preschool teachers working in the western ones: a total of 154 preschool teachers, 133 females and 21 males. ANOVA and t-test were used in the evaluation of the data. It was determined that the part of Turkey where teachers work, east or west, did not cause any difference in their occupational burnout. However, preschool teachers who inadvertently chose their profession experienced greater emotional exhaustion and decreased sense of personal achievement compared with preschool teachers who chose their profession voluntarily. Also, preschool teachers who worked in the west at the age of 31-40 years and at over 40 years experienced higher emotional exhaustion levels than those who worked in the east at the age of 31-40 years and at over 40 years. Further studies should be conducted with more teachers from all the cities in the seven regions of the country. 

Keywords: Emotional Burnout, Depersonalization, Decrease in Personal Achievement, Working Region, Turkey


How to Cite this Article?

APA 6th edition
Derman, M.T., Ural, A.B. & Guney, S. (2020). Occupational Burnout Level of Preschool Teachers Working in the East and West of Turkey . International Journal of Progressive Education, 16(4), 66-80. doi: 10.29329/ijpe.2020.268.5

Harvard
Derman, M., Ural, A. and Guney, S. (2020). Occupational Burnout Level of Preschool Teachers Working in the East and West of Turkey . International Journal of Progressive Education, 16(4), pp. 66-80.

Chicago 16th edition
Derman, Meral Taner, Ayse Bahar Ural and Sevingul Guney (2020). "Occupational Burnout Level of Preschool Teachers Working in the East and West of Turkey ". International Journal of Progressive Education 16 (4):66-80. doi:10.29329/ijpe.2020.268.5.

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