Burnout among teachers of handicapped children

Sucuoglu B., Kuloglu N.

TURK PSIKOLOJI DERGISI, vol.11, no.36, pp.44-60, 1996 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 36
  • Publication Date: 1996
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.44-60
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: No


This study was designed-to determine whether burnout level differed among special education and elementary school teachers and the factors contributing to teachers' burnout. Data were collected from 199 special education and 112 elementary school teachers using Maslach Burnout Inventory. The results showed that although there was no significant difference on the total burnout score between two groups of teachers, personal accomplishment scores of the elementary school teachers were higher than the special education teachers. Gender, age, and the number of years spent br teaching were found to be significant variables on some of the subscale scores. Moreover, total and subscale scores of the special education teachers were found not to be related to types of children's handicap and teachers' educational background The results were discussed in terms of the problems of special education teachers in Turkey.