English Department, Imam Reza International University, Mashhad, Iran (email@example.com)
English Department, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran (firstname.lastname@example.org)
English Department, Imam Reza International University, Mashhad, Iran (email@example.com)
This study examined the link between self-regulation and burnout depletion among Iranian EFL teachers quantitatively and explored the burnout sources and various patterns of self-regulated strategies in different EFL levels qualitatively. For this aim, a total of 125 English language teachers teaching in various language institutes in Mashhad took part in this study. They completed two questionnaires: Teacher Self-regulation Scale (TSRS) and Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI). The findings yielded via correlation analysis documented that there was a negative significant relationship between applying self-regulated strategies and burnout depletion. Subsequent data analyses via Stepwise Regression showed that among the components of self-regulated strategies, goal setting was the best predictor of burnout. Results from interview analysis revealed that teachers applied different self-regulated strategies at each level and experienced different burnout sources. The implications were further discussed with reference to earlier findings.
Keywords: teachers’ self-regulation; teachers’ burnout; correlation; regression; interview