Burnout and teaching style among Iranian English language educators in public schools and private institutes: A cross-comparison study

2014 IJRSLL – Volume 3 Issue 6


Hosseini Fatemi, Azar*
Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran (hfatemi@ferdowsi.um.ac.ir)

Raoufi, Reyhane
Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran (r_voa2008@yahoo.com)


This study attempts to detect the differences between two groups of teachers; Public school teachers who are permanently employed by government and private institute teachers who work on contract, regarding their level of burnout and their teaching styles. 110 English language teachers from both private and public educational sectors in Mashhad, a city in Northeastern of Iran, participated in this study. Two inventories including Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI) (1981) and Grasha Teaching Style Inventory (2002) were distributed. Independent-samples t-test suggested a significant difference between burnout level and adoption of teaching styles by school and institute teachers. Finally, with regard to teaching style a significant difference was found between experienced and less-experience teachers.

Keywords: burnout; teaching style; Maslach Burnout Inventory; Grasha’s Teaching Style Inventory


DOI: https://doi.org/10.5861/ijrsll.2014.557

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