A1 Journal article (refereed)
Teacher burnout explained : teacher-, student-, and organisation-level variables (2021)

Saloviita, T., & Pakarinen, E. (2021). Teacher burnout explained : teacher-, student-, and organisation-level variables. Teaching and Teacher Education, 97, Article 103221. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tate.2020.103221

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Publication details

All authors or editors: Saloviita, Timo; Pakarinen, Eija

Journal or series: Teaching and Teacher Education

ISSN: 0742-051X

eISSN: 1879-2480

Publication year: 2021

Volume: 97

Article number: 103221

Publisher: Elsevier

Publication country: United Kingdom

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tate.2020.103221

Publication open access: Openly available

Publication channel open access: Partially open access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/72413


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.

Keywords: teachers; class teachers; subject teachers; special needs teachers; well-being at work; exhaustion; independent initiative; special needs teaching assistants

Free keywords: teacher burnout; teacher category; inclusive education; self-efficacy; teaching assistants

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Ministry reporting: Yes

Reporting Year: 2021

Preliminary JUFO rating: 3

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