Exploring causes of principal burnout

Exploring causes of principal burnout Describes a qualitative study on causes of principal burnout. Aims to ascertain causes of emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and personal accomplishment in the principalship. Nine principals depict how the principalship has changed and describe elements of their jobs that lead to burnout, as well as reasons for not wanting to continue in the principalship despite intrinsic rewards associated with the job. Discusses several implications including the need for more support systems, greater professional development opportunities, and the need to prepare principals better for the realities of the job. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Educational Administration Emerald Publishing

Exploring causes of principal burnout

Journal of Educational Administration, Volume 34 (1): 12 – Mar 1, 1996

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 1996 MCB UP Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0957-8234
DOI
10.1108/09578239610107165
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Abstract

Describes a qualitative study on causes of principal burnout. Aims to ascertain causes of emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and personal accomplishment in the principalship. Nine principals depict how the principalship has changed and describe elements of their jobs that lead to burnout, as well as reasons for not wanting to continue in the principalship despite intrinsic rewards associated with the job. Discusses several implications including the need for more support systems, greater professional development opportunities, and the need to prepare principals better for the realities of the job.

Journal

Journal of Educational AdministrationEmerald Publishing

Published: Mar 1, 1996

Keywords: Burnout; Education; Teachers

References

  • The measurement of experienced burnout
    Maslach, C.; Jackson, S.E.
  • Sources of burnout among educators
    Friesen, D.; Sarros, J.C.

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