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Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research

1991

Western Kentucky University

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Burnout Among Head Start Social Services Coordinators In Region Iv, Robert Mason May 1991

Burnout Among Head Start Social Services Coordinators In Region Iv, Robert Mason

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The project was designed to study the nature of the burnout phenomenon among Head Start Social Services Coordinators in eight southeastern states. The association of age, sex, marital status, years employed, program size, caseload, race, education and perceived level of stress to the three subscales of the Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI) were correlated on a population of 59 coordinators representing 25% of the total population. Years employed was shown to be negatively correlated to the Emotional Exhaustion subscale. Perceived stress levels due to workload were most strongly associated with emotional exhaustion. Relationship to the other factors studied was not significant ...