Date of Graduation
Honors Research Project
Bachelor of Arts in Education
Early Childhood Intervention Specialist
Dr. Renee Mudrey-Camino
Dr. Wondimu Ahmed
Dr. I-Chun Tsai
Teacher attrition has become a significant problem within the field of education. Despite research reporting retention strategies and programs that can decrease this trend, teachers continue to burnout of the workforce due to stress and an inability to cope with teaching conditions. This research article explores the underlying problem of burnout, including the symptoms and extent in which they manifest, as well as possible strategies to decrease attrition and keep teachers in the classroom. By compiling research that suggests tested programs and supports that help retain teachers, both individuals and schools can explore these avenues further in hopes of combatting teacher burnout. Due to no actual data collection or study taking place, all research is based on preexisiting articles. From these articles, the history of burnout was determined as a guide to how it manifests itself in this day and age. The dimensions of these were expanded using the Maslach Burnout Scale (created by Christina Maslach in 1981) to find retention strategies that targeted each particular dimension. All research was done through a literature review that compiled effective supports schools and districts can utilize to decrease the burnout of their staff.
Scott, Sean Brady, "Factors Influencing Teacher Burnout and Retention Strategies" (2019). Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects. 798.
Elementary Education and Teaching Commons, Junior High, Intermediate, Middle School Education and Teaching Commons, Other Teacher Education and Professional Development Commons, Pre-Elementary, Early Childhood, Kindergarten Teacher Education Commons, Secondary Education and Teaching Commons