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Analyzing Teacher Burnout Through Principal Leadership Behaviors

Elsa Villarreal (Texas A&M University, USA)

Drawn to the Flame

ISBN: 978-1-80382-416-1, eISBN: 978-1-80382-415-4

Publication date: 24 October 2023


Teachers leave the profession for various reasons, such as inadequate pay, work demands, and lack of support from their administrative leaders. Hargreaves (2004) attributed the growing teacher burnout phenomenon to accountability pressures in the forms of high-stakes testing and increasing work demands. This stress can result in teacher's low self-efficacy and the perception of workplace alienation. Seyfarth (2008) described an alienated teacher with the “feeling that one's work is meaningless and that one is powerless to bring about change” (p. 198). Administrative leadership can further inhibit a teacher's professional growth by failing to meet the teacher's needs with respect to instructional coaching and lacking opportunities for professional self-reflection.



Villarreal, E. (2023), "Analyzing Teacher Burnout Through Principal Leadership Behaviors", Singer, E.A., Etchells, M.J. and Craig, C.J. (Ed.) Drawn to the Flame (Advances in Research on Teaching, Vol. 45), Emerald Publishing Limited, Leeds, pp. 149-168.



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