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Psicologia Escolar e Educacional

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JIMENEZ FIGUEROA, Andrés E.; JARA GUTIERREZ, María José  and  CELIS, Elizabeth R. Miranda. Burnout, social support and job satisfaction of teachers working. Psicol. Esc. Educ. [online]. 2012, vol.16, n.1, pp. 125-134. ISSN 1413-8557.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-85572012000100013.

In this work we analyze the relationship existing among the variables of burnout, social support and job satisfaction in a sample of 89 teachers in municipal schools in Rengo city Chile. We administered Burnout scales, Social Support and Job Satisfaction corresponding to the studied variables. We observed that teachers were significantly affected by symptoms and the presence of burnout. However, they also presented high levels of social support and satisfaction at work, factors that decrease the harmful effects of burnout syndrome due to work. In addition, we found significant relationships between these variables, demonstrating that Burnout is related inversely with both the with variable and social support (r = - 0.526, p <0.01) as well as with work satisfaction (r = - 0.477, p <0, 01). Finally we conclude that social support and job satisfaction are directly related (r = 0.684, p <0.01).

Keywords : Occupational stress; job satisfaction; teachers.

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