Burnout among Palestinian School Counselors in Gaza Strip
American Journal of Applied Psychology
Volume 3, Issue 3, May 2014, Pages: 66-71
Received: May 22, 2014; Accepted: Jun. 7, 2014; Published: Jun. 20, 2014
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Sami Awad Abu Ishaq, Al-Quds Open University, Khan Younis Educational Region, Gaza Strip, Palestine
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Abstract
This study determined the prevalence of burnout among Palestinian school counselors in Gaza Strip. The Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI) and Self-Esteem Scale (Richardson & Benbow, 1990) questionnaire were distributed to 230 subjects, while 164 participants completed and returned the questionnaire (RR=71.30%). Participants reported high prevalence of burnout syndrome which represented as follows: 53.6% high level of Emotional Exhaustions (EE), 59.8% high level of Depersonalization (DP) and 73.8% high level of Reduced Personal Accomplishment (RPA). Positive self-esteem was correlated negatively with burnout. Results indicated significant differences in burnout due to age, experience and type of employer. Females were more burnout but did not reach significant difference. It can be concluded that Palestinian school counselors in Gaza are highly burnout. Burnout reduction program is suggested and comfortable working environment is recommended.
Keywords
Burnout, Self-Esteem, School Counselor, Gaza
To cite this article
Sami Awad Abu Ishaq, Burnout among Palestinian School Counselors in Gaza Strip, American Journal of Applied Psychology. Vol. 3, No. 3, 2014, pp. 66-71. doi: 10.11648/j.ajap.20140303.14
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