The purpose of this study was to analyze the extent of burnout among full-time faculty at Fullerton College. This study reviewed research on burnout at the community college level and gives insight into burnout's major contributors to. It provides suggestions for intervention to reduce the phenomenon of faculty burnout and recommendations for future research. The Maslach Burnout Inventory-Educators Survey (MBI-ES) was used to measure burnout focusing on the 3 burnout subscales of depersonalization, exhaustion, and personal accomplishment. Variables were analyzed using descriptive statistics, ANOVA, and t-test. Data were gathered through a demographic survey and the MBI-ES to answer the following research questions: (a) To what extent, if at all, do full-time professors at Fullerton College experience-perceive significant burnout? (b) To what extent, if at all, is gender related to the level of burnout of full-time professors at Fullerton College? (c) To what extent, if at all, is age related to the level of burnout of full-time professors at Fullerton College? (d) To what extent, if at all, is the number of years at Fullerton College related to the level of burnout of full-time professors at Fullerton College? and (e) To what extent, if at all, is the total number of years of teaching related to the level of burnout of full-time professors at Fullerton College? The data analysis indicates that the burnout level of full-time faculty at Fullerton College is low on all 3 subscales. There were no statistical differences in levels of burnout between male and female faculty. Even though the mean scores were different between male and female as the female faculty had higher levels of burnout on the Emotional Exhaustion subscale than their male counterparts under each subscale, these differences were not statistically significant. The ANOVA for each subscale confirmed that age has little to no impact on burnout levels among Fullerton College faculty. The number of years of work experience at Fullerton College has no impact on the level of burnout of faculty. Also, the statistical analysis indicated that there is no relationship between burnout scores (dependent variables) and total years of teaching (the independent variable).
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Dissertations (EdD) -- Organizational leadership; Community colleges -- California -- Fullerton -- Faculty; Burn out (Psychology)
Date of Award
Graduate School of Education and Psychology
Khan, Tanzil, "A study of burnout among faculty at Fullerton College" (2012). Theses and Dissertations. 256.