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DOI

10.14221/ajte.2011v36n4.2

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to examine the correlation between elementary teachers’ student control ideologies and their perceived burnout levels and to determine to what extent teachers’ student control ideologies predict their burnout. Three hundred and seventy-six teachers from 12 elementary schools in Nigde, Turkey participated in the study. Teachers were chosen by the three-layer group sampling method according to the socioeconomic structures of their districts. In this study, the Student Control Ideology Scale and the Maslach Burnout Inventory were used to collect data to answer the research questions. The correlative investigation model was adopted in the research and SPSS 17.0 was used to analyse the data gathered. Pearson moment’s correlation coefficient analysis showed that there were some negative significant correlations among teachers’ student control ideologies and their perceived burnout levels. It was also found that teachers’ student control ideologies were significant predictors of their burnout levels and approximately 17 per cent of the total variance for teachers’ burnout was explained by their student control ideologies.

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10.14221/ajte.2011v36n4.2