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Title: Factors related to primary school teachers' burnout and their influence on teaching effectiveness in Nakuru municipality,Kenya.
Authors: Kimani, Loice Nyambura
Keywords: Teachers' Burnout -- Teaching Effectiveness
Issue Date: Sep-2012
Publisher: Egerton University
Abstract: The importance of human resource in the teaching profession is paramount especially in the School where an input and output process basically deals with people. The output is the quality Of the learners who have changed their behavior by going through the school process. The ~ is dependent on the degree of the teacher's teaching effectiveness, which? In turn may be influenced by, among other things, the prevailing teacher burnout. However, Prevailing burnout conditions among teachers and its influence on teaching effectiveness in has not been investigated. No study has been carried out on the factors Nakuru Municipality consider to cause burnout. The findings of this study are Likely to help education managers and teachers in general in developing appropriate strategies to prevent the development of burnout and make early intervention in order to restore and Maintain joy of teaching. This is important in achieving teaching effectiveness in Educational institutions. The research design was a cross-sectional survey. The target population was teachers in public primary schools in Nakuru Municipality while the accessible population was teachers in public primary schools in Eastern and Southern Education zones of Nakuru Municipality. Purposive sampling was used to select the two zones to be used in the while simple random sampling was used to select 130 respondents for study. A Teacher burnout Questionnaire (fBQ) with closed-ended questions, developed by the researcher, was administered to the respondents. In addition, a Teaching Effectiveness Scale (TES) was used to measure teaching effectiveness. In order to provide appropriate inferences used by the researcher in the study three lecturers from the faculty of Education, Egerton University validated the content of the instrument. The instruments were pilot-tested before being used col1ection to establish their validity and reliability. The threshold for acceptable for alpha Reliability Coefficient was set at 0.7. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and inferential statistics. Descriptive statistics involved means; frequencies and percentages inferential statistics involved Pearson's Product Moment Correction and Chi-square Tests of significance were performed at a confidence level at the a. value of 0.05. The findings indicate that public school teachers in Nakuru Municipality have knowledge factors that cause burnout and that they were experiencing burnout. The study concluded that burnout bad no influence on teaching effectiveness and that it was not influenced by gender. The study recommends that school authorities and other education stakeholders should sensitize teachers on programmer’s facilities club and retreats that teachers may form or join to seek help and relax to reduce stress as a result of their work.
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