An analysis of burnout and job satisfaction between Turkish headteachers and teachers

  • Musa Gursel
  • Ali Murat Sunbul
  • Hakan Sari


This study attempted to explore Turkish headteachers’ and teachers’ burnout and job satisfaction relating to work status, gender and years work-experiences. The purpose of this study is to find out whether there is difference between headteachers’ and teachers’ burnout and job satisfaction in terms of work status, gender and years work-experiences. In this study, quantitative approach was used. A total of 290 subjects (80 headteachers and 210 teachers) responded to the survey. As research instruments, the Job Satisfaction Scale (JSS) and the Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI), were used to measure dimensions of headteachers’ and teachers’ burnout. The study results indicated that headteachers have more job dissatisfaction and depersonalisation than teachers. Males have less emotional exhaustion but higher depersonalisation than their female counterparts. Subjects participated in this study seemed to be different on depersonalisation and personal accomplishment dimensions on the scale in relation to their work years. More experienced subjects have higher depersonalisation and less job satisfaction than their less experienced counterparts. In contrast, more experienced subjects have higher personal accomplishment than the others.

Key words

Burnout Headteachers Job satisfaction Teachers 


Dans cet article, on a recherché le niveau de l’épuisement et le niveau de la satisfaction metière des directeurs de l’école et des professeurs relatif au sexe et à l’ ancienneté. L’objectif de cet article est à déterminer s’il y a de la différence significative entre le niveau de la satisfaction metière avec le niveau de l’épuisement des directeurs de l’école et des professeurs. On a profité de méthode quantitative et 290 personnes ont répondu aux questions posées dans l’enquête. On a été usé, dans l’article, comme moyen de prendre de l’opinion. Le scale de la satisfaction metière, Maslach Burnout Inventory. Les résultats de la recherche sont le suivant: Le niveau de directeurs de la dépersonnalisation est plus haut que celui des professeurs et dont le niveau de satisfaction metière est plus bas que celui des professeurs. Le niveau d’épuisement émotionnel est plus haut que celui des hommes. Par contre, Le niveau de dépersonnalisation des femmes est plus bas que celui des hommes. Le niveau de dépersonnalisation et d’accomplissement personnel de ceux qui ont la préséance est plus haut. Par contre le niveau de la satisfaction metière est plus bas.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Musa Gursel
    • 1
  • Ali Murat Sunbul
    • 1
  • Hakan Sari
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of EducationSelcuk UniversityKonyaTurkey

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