Psychological Burnout and its Relationship to Motivation toward Working among Teachers of Special and Regular School in Kuwait

Student Name:Fadah A. M. Al-Bakshi

Abstract: The aim of this study is to identify the level of psychological burnout and its Relationship with motivation toward working among teachers of special and regular Schools in the State of Kuwait. The study sample includes (100) teachers of elementary education in the public sector in the State of Kuwait, The sample is divided into (50) teachers of special education and (50) teachers of regular education. In fact, the study adopts the descriptive correlative methodology. The adopted tools include the Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI) and Motivation for Work Inventory. The study results show that the aspect of burnout and the aspects of motivation of work have a passive correlation of statistical significance. Moreover, it shows that there is existence of a correlation the statistically significant between Emotional Exhaustion with Self Confidence of regular education schools, and between the Accomplishment Reduced of Personal and Social Relations, Self Confidence and Independence of special education school. The study results show that there are not any statistical differences in the performance of special and regular education teachers with respect to all aspects of burnout and aspects of motivation for work that are attributed to the school type (special-regular) variable, they also show that there are differences of statistical significance at the significance level (0.05) in favor of females at the regular education schools regarding the Emotional Exhaustion. Furthermore, there are differences of statistical significance at the significance level (0.05) in favor of male teachers at the special education schools with respect to the aspects of motivation for work in relation to the educational competences.

Publishing Year: 2014

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