A1 Journal article (refereed)
Is individual- and school-level teacher burnout reduced by proactive strategies? (2021)

Pietarinen, J., Pyhältö, K., Haverinen, K., Leskinen, E., & Soini, T. (2021). Is individual- and school-level teacher burnout reduced by proactive strategies?. International Journal of School and Educational Psychology , 9(4), 340-355. https://doi.org/10.1080/21683603.2021.1942344

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Publication details

All authors or editors: Pietarinen, Janne; Pyhältö, Kirsi; Haverinen, Kaisa; Leskinen, Esko; Soini, Tiina

Journal or series: International Journal of School and Educational Psychology

ISSN: 2168-3603

eISSN: 2168-3611

Publication year: 2021

Publication date: 02/07/2021

Volume: 9

Issue number: 4

Pages range: 340-355

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Publication country: United States

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/21683603.2021.1942344

Publication open access: Openly available

Publication channel open access: Partially open access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/77618


There is provisional evidence that burnout may be contagious within professional communities via the crossover effect, referring to an inter-individual transmission of stress or strain. However, our understanding of effective means for tackling stressors is scarce. We tested a two-level path model to explore the interrelation between teachers’ proactive self- and co-regulative strategies and experienced burnout. The study sample comprised 1531 Finnish in-service teachers from 75 schools. The results showed that burnout symptoms varied both between individual teachers and between professional communities. Self- and co-regulative strategies serve partly different functions in regulating teacher burnout symptoms.

Keywords: teachers; stress (biological phenomena); exhaustion; self-regulation (control); stress management; pre-emption; work communities

Free keywords: teacher burnout; proactive strategies; self-regulation; co-regulation; multilevel modeling

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Ministry reporting: Yes

Reporting Year: 2021

JUFO rating: 1

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