Language Teacher Burnout and School Type

  •  Jayakaran Mukundan    
  •  Pezhman Zare    
  •  Abdolvahed Zarifi    
  •  Umi Manaf    
  •  Husniah Sahamid    


The present study was an attempt to explore the level of burnout among primary school teachers in Malaysia. In addition, the study tried to determine if the school type has any significant influence on teachers’ burnout level. To this end, 714 primary school teachers participated in the study. They were teaching at Malay (SK), Tamil (SJKT), and Chinese (SJKC) medium schools. The Maslach Burnout Inventory-Educators Survey (MBI- ES) (Maslach, Jackson, & Schwab, 1986) was used to collect the data on the teachers’ burnout. Descriptive and inferential statistical analyses were used to analyze the data. The findings showed that the teachers’ burnout ranged from moderate to low level. In addition, it was found that the teachers working at SJKC experienced lower level of Personal Accomplishments (PA) than those at SK and SJKT schools.

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