Work stress, distress and burnout in music and mathematics teachers

Glenda M. Hodge, James J. Jupp*, Alan J. Taylor

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    Regression analyses were conducted to investigate which work stressors, attitudinal and demographic variables predicted the reported emotional distress (anxiety, depression and physical symptoms) and burnout (emotional exhaustion, use of depersonalisation and feelings of personal accomplishment) of music and mathematics teachers working in secondary schools. Results showed that music teachers gave significantly more problematic responses defining the variables which predicted emotional distress and burnout than mathematics teachers. Also, music teachers were substantially more distressed and burnt out than mathematics teachers. These and other results are discussed in terms of their implications for well‐being of teachers who may feel marginalised within the teaching system. 1994 The British Psychological Society

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)65-76
    Number of pages12
    JournalBritish Journal of Educational Psychology
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 1994


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