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Original article | International Journal of Educational Researchers 2021, Vol. 12(2) 11-28

Professional Burnout: A Comparative Study from Turkey with State and Private School Principals

Esra Değerli, Nihal Yurtseven

pp. 11 - 28   |  Manu. Number: ijers.2021.008

Published online: June 30, 2021  |   Number of Views: 6  |  Number of Download: 24


Abstract

The purpose of this study is to examine state and private school principals’ professional burnout. The study also aims at exploring whether certain variables have an impact on their burnout and investigating their opinions about factors which trigger professional burnout, emotional burnout, depersonalization, and personal accomplishment as well as suggestions on how to prevent professional burnout. The study was carried out with explanatory mixed method design. The quantitative data was collected through Maslach Burnout Inventory, which had 22 items and three sub-categories. The data was collected from 207 school principals. For the qualitative portion of the study, semi-structured interviews were conducted with four private and four state school principals separately. At the end of the study, it was found out that the professional burnout level of private school principals was higher than state school principals’ professional burnout level. State school principals were found to have higher levels of emotional burnout, while private school principals showed a higher level of depersonalization and personal accomplishment. Their work experience and the schools they work in were found to have an impact on professional burnout. However, their level of education and the category they worked in did not have any effect on the professional burnout level. Focus group interviews revealed that both groups agreed to place parents as the primary factor that triggered professional burnout. Further, they stated that they did not get depersonalized, except for some of the requests coming from teachers and students. 

Keywords: Professional Burnout, School Principals, Educational Administration, Private Schools, State Schools


How to Cite this Article?

APA 6th edition
Degerli, E. & Yurtseven, N. (2021). Professional Burnout: A Comparative Study from Turkey with State and Private School Principals . International Journal of Educational Researchers , 12(2), 11-28.

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Degerli, E. and Yurtseven, N. (2021). Professional Burnout: A Comparative Study from Turkey with State and Private School Principals . International Journal of Educational Researchers , 12(2), pp. 11-28.

Chicago 16th edition
Degerli, Esra and Nihal Yurtseven (2021). "Professional Burnout: A Comparative Study from Turkey with State and Private School Principals ". International Journal of Educational Researchers 12 (2):11-28.

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