Meta Analysis of Teachers’ Job Burnout in China

  • Jian-ping Liu
  • Zhi-fang He
  • Lin Yu
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 269)


Objective: Job burnout is an exhausted status due to long-hours or high intensity working, which results from the pressure of work environment. Nowadays, job burnout of teacher has been becoming one of the core issues in the areas of occupational stress. To investigate teachers’ burnout and mental health, we carried out a meta-analysis of published studies on teachers’ burnout (using MBI-ES scale) in mainland China. Methods: Based on the inclusion and exclusion criteria, there were 23 studies in our analysis. The retrieval time was range from the January 31, 1979 to March 10, 2013, and the RevMan 5.1 was used for the Meta analysis. Results: Firstly, emotional exhaustion of male teachers were significantly better than that of female teachers. Secondly, the shorter years the teachers work, the better health they got in emotional exhaustion. Conclusion: The teachers’ burnout is prevalent. In particular, the female teachers and senior teachers are in more bad situations, which is consistent with the theory of emotional gender stereo-types and collective self-esteem in social psychology and the theory of career plateau in educational psychology.


Teachers Job burnout Meta analysis 



This work was financially supported by College of Humanities and Social Science Fund project in 2012 of Jiangxi province (XL1207) and the Twelfth Five Years Educational Planning Fund of Jiangxi province (12YB139).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of PsychologyJiangxi Normal UniversityNanchangChina
  2. 2.School of HumanitiesJiangxi University of Traditional Chinese MedicineNanchangChina

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