Factors influencing stress, burnout, and retention of secondary teachers

Molly H. Fisher

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This study examines the stress, burnout, satisfaction, and preventive coping skills of nearly 400 secondary teachers to determine variables contributing to these major factors influencing teachers. Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) statistics were conducted that found the burnout levels between new and experienced teachers are significantly different, with novice teachers having higher burnout, but their difference in stress levels was not statistically significant. In three multiple regression tests, stress and burnout were found to be statistically significant predictors of job satisfaction; years of experience, job satisfaction, and burnout were statistically significant predictors of stress; and job satisfaction, preventive coping skills, and stress were statistically significant predictors of burnout.

Original languageEnglish
JournalCurrent Issues in Education
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2011


  • Beginning teachers
  • Burnout
  • Job satisfaction
  • Quantitative research
  • Stress
  • Teacher retention

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education


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