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An Analysis of Relations among Personal Variables, Perceived Self-Efficacy and Social Support on Burnout among Turkish EFL Teachers

Author(s): Enisa Mede

Journal: Inonu University Journal of the Faculty of Education
ISSN 1300-2899

Volume: 10;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 39;
Date: 2009;
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Keywords: personal variables | perceived self-efficacy | social support | teacher burnout

The purpose of this study was to investigate the possible effects of personal variables and perceived selfefficacy in eliciting social support on the three successive burnout dimensions; emotional exhaustion (EE), depersonalization (DP) and reduced personal accomplishment (RPA) in Turkish EFL teachers. 63 Turkish EFL teachers working at a Preparatory School of an English-medium Turkish university in Istanbul participated in the study. Data came from an adapted version of Maslach Burnout Inventory-Education Survey developed by Friedman (1999a) to measure teacher burnout, and two subscales, the Perceived SelfEfficacy in Eliciting Social Support from Colleagues (PSESSC) and the Perceived Self-Efficacy in Eliciting Social Support from Principals (PSESSP) developed by Friedman and Kass (2002) to assess teachers’ perceived self-efficacy beliefs in eliciting support from their principals and colleagues. The findings of the study revealed that, there was a significant correlation among burnout, personal variables and perceived selfefficacy beliefs in eliciting social support both from principals and colleagues. The results were discussed in the light of the related literature and some suggestions were offered
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