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The Effect of Teacher Mindfulness on Job Stress and Burnout

교사의 직무스트레스와 소진 간 관계에서 교사 마음챙김의 효과

  • Kim, Eunjin (The Institute of Mind Humanities, Wonkwang University)
  • 김은진 (원광대학교 마음인문학연구소)
  • Received : 2018.08.16
  • Accepted : 2018.09.05
  • Published : 2018.09.30

Abstract

Background: The purpose of this study is to explore the effect of teacher mindfulness in teaching settings on job stress and burnout. Methods: Based on the previous studies, this study established a research model in which the teachers' job stress affects their burnout by the mediation of mindfulness, and verified the relationship between them using the teacher mindfulness scale in teaching situations. Results: First, female teachers perceived more job stress and experienced higher burnout than male teachers. Second, teacher's job stress and burnout showed high positive correlation, and mindfulness showed high negative correlation with job stress and burnout. Third, it was verified that teacher mindfulness significantly mediated the effect of job stress on burnout. Conclusions: This study suggests that teachers' mindfulness is effective in managing their job stress and preventing burnout.

Acknowledgement

Supported by : National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF)

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