Social Indicators Research

, Volume 122, Issue 3, pp 701–708 | Cite as

The Effect of Work Stress on Job Burnout Among Teachers: The Mediating Role of Self-efficacy



The psychological pressure of high strength, often cause teachers teaching dissatisfaction, absenteeism and employee turnover. The current study examined the impact of work stress on job burnout, mainly focused on confirmation of the mediator role of self-efficacy. A total of 387 middle school teachers were as participants involving in this research. Data were collected by using the Perceived Stress Scale, General Self-Efficacy Scale and Maslach Burnout Inventory-General Survey. The results revealed that both work stress and self-efficacy were significantly correlated with job burnout. Structural equation modeling indicated that self efficacy partially mediated work stress to job burnout. The final model also revealed significant both paths from work stress to job burnout through self efficacy. The findings extended prior researches and provided valuable evidence on how to promote mental health of teachers at the workplaces.


Work stress Job burnout Self efficacy Structural equation modeling 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of EducationAnyang Normal UniversityAnyangChina
  2. 2.School of Economics and ManagementWeinan Normal UniversityWeinanChina
  3. 3.School of Public AffairsUniversity of Science and Technology of ChinaHefeiChina
  4. 4.School of Foreign LanguageAnhui JianZhu UniversityHefeiChina
  5. 5.School of Medical PsychologyFourth Military Medical UniversityXi’anChina

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